The president failed to deliver an entertaining speech, according to one Republican senator from Texas who struggled to stay awake.
Joe Biden’s first address to U.S. Congress was so boring to hear that Sen. Ted Cruz could hardly keep his eyes open.
A short video went viral on the internet, showing a very tired-looking Cruz momentarily dozing off before struggling to reopen his eyes. The images were recorded during the president’s first speech since being sworn into office at a joint session of Congress on April 28.
“Ted Cruz literally falling asleep in Biden speech, he is [feeling just as bored as] all of us,” Benny Report host Benny Johnson said on Twitter.
The senator responded to the social media post, admitting he really did feel weary and impatient due to a great lack of interest in Biden advocating for thorough and complete political or social change.
“[Biden’s speech was] #BoringButRadical,” he said on Twitter.
Several liberal-leaning media professionals decided it would be more newsworthy to report about Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi becoming the first two women to sit behind the president instead of actually covering the speech itself.
Biden had discussed the U.S.-Mexico border crisis about an hour into his speech when the video producer decided it would be more interesting to focus on Cruz falling asleep.
As the Democrat justified the Biden administration’s decision to detain illegal aliens in the United States, the senator could be seen with his eyes closed. He slowly opened them, blinked, gazed around the room, and closed his eyes again.
Cruz believes fellow Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) delivered a much more entertaining rebuttal.
“Well done, Senator Tim Scott on tonight’s Republican response,” he said on Twitter. “Tim outlined Republican values and leadership–a sharp contrast to Biden’s radical vision for our country that would turn the American Dream into an American nightmare.”
Scott revealed he was a victim of ‘fake news media and the Democratic Party failing to accept different views, beliefs or behavior.
“I have also experienced a different kind of intolerance,” he said in a video shared on Twitter. “I get called ‘Uncle Tom’ and the n-word by progressives, by liberals.”
He also accused the Democratic Party of preventing him from taking legislative action and participating in a healthy political debate on African American deaths in police custody.
“In 2015, after the shooting of Walter Scott, I wrote a bill to fund body cameras [and] last year—after the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd—I built an even bigger police proposal but my Democratic colleagues blocked it,” he said. “I extended an olive branch [and] I offered amendments [but] the Democrats used a filibuster to block the debate from even happening.”
Scott has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest and most vocal supporters. He previously found no legitimate reason for anybody to find the former president guilty of ordering extreme protesters to storm the Capitol building in the nation’s capital on Jan. 6.