Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was cut off mid-speech during his remarks at Thursday's Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual conference in Washington D.C. and it was all caught on video.
During his speech, thanking the conference attendees for their prayers and well wishes for the nation, Cruz was accidentally cut off by conference organizers before he was able to finish.
“What I want to say to the men and women here is two things,” Cruz began. “Number one — thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for your prayers, thank you for your passion, thank you for your time, thank you for your energy, thank you for speaking out and working to retake our nation.”
The audience clapped and cheered as Cruz continued, but at that point the senator's microphone was muted and the master of ceremonies announced the next speaker, Virginia Galloway — the Faith & Freedom Coalition's southern regional director — welcoming her to the stage.
Cruz half-shrugged as Galloway made her entrance onto the stage and walked off while mouthing "thank you" on his way out.
On Twitter, Cruz was brutalized by users who disliked him and found glee in his embarrassing moment.
Read some of Twitter's more vociferous reactions and continue for the awkward video in its entirety below.
i'm still not convinced the Russians didn't plant that booger on Ted Cruz's upper lip.— Fartina McBride (@Brendan_40) June 8, 2017
If he hadn't said thank you 26 times, and hadn't paused so hard he would have made it. Couldn't happen to a better person. Buh bye.— Not Backing Down (@Pie_SocialMedia) June 8, 2017
I think even Jesus hates Ted Cruz https://t.co/TV5vZSlLlF— bud_dy (@Budz442Bud) June 8, 2017
Looks like nobody likes @tedcruz we need to send it back to Canada ASAP.— Carlos Moreno (@herecharlie) June 8, 2017
Throw him out in the ocean. With any luck he'll make it back to Cuba.— Brown kid (@tonytormenta) June 8, 2017
...and who said god doesn't answer prayers.— Salieri (@SturmUndSally) June 8, 2017