Ted Cruz won Twitter on Tuesday after getting the last laugh following an attempted burn by Deadspin.
This week, Politico released a profile piece on the Texas senator where Cruz talked about GOP senators playing a weekly pickup basketball game to try repairing relationships.
“He started a weekly basketball game in the Russell Building…and has been urging colleagues to attend,” the piece reads. “Tim Scott has played, and Marco Rubio is said to be joining soon.”
After the piece hit the Internet, Deadspin writer Ashley Feinberg asked readers to send them pictures of Cruz playing ball.
“Surely some of you reading this must work on the Hill, or know someone who works on the Hill, or know someone who is secretly sleeping in the men’s locker room in the Russell Building on the Hill,” Feinberg wrote. “Either way, if you happen to snap a few photographs—or better yet, a video—of Ted Cruz in his raw, unbridled, soup-fueled athletic form, please for the love of god send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
This prompted the GOP lawmaker to hit back with a funny tweet of his own.
A lot of people have been comparing the looks of Duke star guard, Greyson Allen, to that of Senator Cruz.
However, Deadspin was not too happy to become the butt of their own joke, which prompted the liberal sports media website to reply to the senator with three words, “Go eat sh**.”
Senator Cruz simply responded with a popular meme of Will Ferrell as Anchorman Ron Burgandy.
This isn’t the first time Deadspin has been called out by lawmakers concerning athletics.