Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, attended a Tea Party rally in Houston on Monday, where he continued to make awkward jokes about how people in Washington want him dead.
Cruz has vowed to continue fighting against the implementation of Obamacare, slamming party bosses and insisting he’s not in Congress to “be part of the club.”
“I’ve spent the past month in Washington, D.C., and it is terrific to be back in America,” Cruz told the audience on Monday night.
"People are saying mean things about me," Cruz added. "Who cares? At the end of the day, I don't work for the party bosses in Washington. I work for each and every one of you. What they don't understand is that we're standing here together. We've got a problem in Washington. They're not listening to the American people."
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He also recalled taking his two, young daughters to Mount Vernon last weekend. He said they were discussing what they wanted to be when they grew up.
He recalled Catherine saying, “I want to work in the U.S. Senate.”
Her sister, Caroline, replied, “Oh, Catherine, that’s boring. We’re going to be in a rock band…Besides, by then, Daddy will be dead anyway!”
“I kind of wondered if Caroline had been talking with Republican leadership in Washington…if she knew something I didn’t know,” Cruz added.
Before the government reopened on Oct. 17, Cruz gave a speech at a Family Research Council event claiming that he wouldn't be surprised if the President Barack Obama kidnapped him and began “quartering soldiers in peoples’ homes soon.”
“So after leaving here, I’m going to be going to the White House," Cruz said during his Oct. 11 speech. "I will make a request. if I’m never seen again, please send a search and rescue team.”
When Cruz was heckled during that same speech, he accused hecklers of being Obama employees sent there by Organizing For America.
Awkward jokes aside, the paranoid content of Cruz’s quips begs the question: What kind of interaction has he been having with colleagues on both sides of the aisle?