Sen. Cruz slams Lincoln Project members after Twitter spat over Big Bird

A senior member of the Lincoln Project recently mentioned Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) children while attacking his stance on COVID-19 vaccines.

Cruz made clear that he wasn’t prepared to back down, and replied by pointing out how the ultra-radical, progressive group was founded by an alleged sexual predator. 

According to the Washington Examiner, the conflict started when Cruz expressed disapproval over an episode of Sesame Street in which Big Bird get a COVID-19 vaccination shot.


Big Bird’s official Twitter account declared, “I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy.”

Cruz responded later that day with a tweet in which he complained the announcement amounted to “propaganda” aimed at children, amid the Biden administration’s push to put a vaccine in the arm of young children across the country.

Two days after his initial statement, the Texas lawmaker made light of a tweet that President Joe Biden’s official Twitter account wrote to Big Bird, saying, “We always knew the media were the Dems’ puppets, but this is getting ridiculous.”

The Lincoln Project, apparently triggered by Cruz’s response, followed up several hours later by tweeting out a video of former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt accusing Cruz of being disingenuous.

“If Ted Cruz had kids that age, the chances that they would be unvaccinated are exactly zero,” Schmidt insisted. “Zero. So, this is another moment of just abject stupidity of a United States senator.”

Cruz drops the hammer

Cruz did not hold back when crafting his response, stating, “The pedophiles at the Lincoln Project need to stop talking about my children.”

That was a reference to an incident from January when Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver acknowledged that he had sent unwanted sexual messages to a group of men.

As the Washington Examiner reported, one of those men was Cole Trickle Miele, who says that Weaver first began to approach him in 2015 when he was just a young teenager.

“I remember being a 14-year-old kid interested in politics and being semi-starstruck by John Weaver engaging in a conversation with me,” Miele recalled during an interview with The New York Times.

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