MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has found the right meme for Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after his performance in Tuesday’s hearings on the Jan.6 insurgency on the U.S. Capitol, led by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Cruz was among those who pushed the crowd on by helping to spread lies about the presidential election, but during the hearings he acted like he had nothing to do with it.
That, Hayes said, reminded him of the guy in the hot dog costume from the Netflix show “I Think You Should Go.”
In the sketch, a hot dog car crashes into a store. When the dust settles, the driver is gone and the people inside are wondering who did it – only to find a guy in a hot dog costume among them, acting just as angry.
“Yeah, come on, whoever did that just confesses,” yells the hot dog man. “We promise we won’t be crazy!”
Cruz looked a lot like the guy in the hot dog costume, clearly responsible but pretending to demand answers like everyone else.
“There is significant evidence that the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol was premeditated, planned and coordinated,” Cruz said at the hearing, later adding: “The January 6 riot did not come. From nowhere.”
“No, no, senator, it did not come out of nowhere,” he said. “We’re all trying to find out who did this.”
“It came from the encouragement and incitement of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz himself, among others, who spread the big electoral lie that the election was stolen and then made January 6 the big day of the challenge, then basically showed up to today’s audience in a hot dog costume asking Christopher Wray how it all happened.
See Hayes’ full segment above.
Here is the original hot dog sketch for comparison:
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