‘Gentle-Mannered’ Senator’s 25-Minute Takedown Of Ted Cruz Units Twitter Alight

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) captured the general public’s creativeness on Thursday with what many individuals have described as an uncharacteristic takedown of fellow Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the GOP and the Trump administration.

Footage of Bennet on the chamber flooring accusing Cruz of shedding “crocodile tears” for federal staff who’re at present going with out pay throughout the federal government shutdown went viral, and appeared to resonate much more after political reporters famous he was normally “mild-mannered.”

Following the speech, Cruz chastized Bennet for “attacking me personally.” Cruz additionally claimed he would by no means have “bellowed or yelled at a colleague on the Senate flooring.”

Twitter customers, nevertheless, had Bennet’s again:

Try Bennet’s full tackle right here: