Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had a tongue-in-cheek Twitter feud on Wednesday during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
During the hearing, after a tense exchange between Sessions and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Sasse began his line of questioning to Sessions with an apology.
"There was some drama there, sorry to have added to the drama and distracted you for a minute," Sasse told Sessions. "I was paying enough attention there that I dumped a Dr Pepper on Sen. Cruz. So that’s what was distracting us on this side of the dais."
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) October 18, 2017
Cruz responded on Twitter, instructing his staff not to allow Sasse to take from their supply of Dr Pepper.
MEMO TO OFFICE: Please place a picture of @BenSasse above the @drpepper fridge in our lobby. He is now cut off.… https://t.co/VQ4dLtPgOw— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1508346015.0
Sasse, asked if he really spilled the soda on Cruz “accidentally,” replied, “no comment.”
No comment https://t.co/pBkyjX4jXu— Ben Sasse (@Ben Sasse)1508346182.0
Sasse also responded to a Twitter user’s joke about President Donald Trump’s accusation that Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
full disclosure: i was wearing my "Lee Harvey Oswald Was Framed" t-shirt https://t.co/93lKIizkVO— Ben Sasse (@Ben Sasse)1508348319.0
Cruz replied by alluding to an internet conspiracy theory that Cruz is the Zodiac Killer:
@BenSasse https://t.co/CRKdrSDWes— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1508349141.0
Sasse joked that the tweet contained clues about the assassination:
so i found "rafael" in here but haven't decoded "grassy knoll" yet https://t.co/wVb2GMTf2i— Ben Sasse (@Ben Sasse)1508350827.0