Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) lashed out at the Lincoln Project on Monday after one of the anti-Trump political action committee's co-founders mentioned the senator's children during a media attack.
Cruz had apparently drawn the ire of the liberal super PAC, made up of former Republicans, after criticizing "Sesame Street's" COVID-19 vaccine campaign for young children as "government propaganda."
During an interview on MSNBC Monday night, Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt offered his seething opinion on the controversy, labeling Cruz's perspective on the campaign an example of "abject stupidity." In the attack, Schmidt felt it necessary to bring up the senator's children.
"If Ted Cruz had kids that age, the chances that they would be unvaccinated are exactly zero. Zero. So, this is another moment of just abject stupidity of a United States senator," he blasted.
The attack didn't sit well with Cruz, who, shortly after the Lincoln Project posted Schmidt's remarks on Twitter, responded with an attack of his own.
"The pedophiles at [Lincoln Project] need to stop talking about my children," Cruz wrote.