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#CruzSexScandal Is THE Political Hashtag You Didn’t Know You Even Needed

Y’all. If you’ve checked Twitter lately, you more than likely saw tweet after tweet with the hashtag #CruzSexScandal blowing up your feed. The reason behind the hashtag is a story that ran in the National Enquirer. It claims Ted Cruz had affairs with 5 different women — FIVE. On the one hand, it’s the National Enquirer we’re talking about, but on the other,  they broke the John Edwards sex scandal story so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . Regardless of the legitimacy of the story, the responses to the hashtag have been magical.

The hashtag has led to depression for a lot of Twitter users.

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Others are just straight up confused.

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There has also been serious “shock” — *cue sarcasm* — over the unspeakable news.

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This dude already gave Heidi Cruz her own special title, should the unthinkable happen and Cruz actually became president.

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There’s even talk about what will happen when he finally faces the music à la Bill Clinton.

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And then there are the social media vigilantes working diligently to expose the identities of the women accused of sleeping with Cruz.

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Some of them are pretty public figures. #SipsTea

Most importantly, people were waiting on the edge of their seats for Donald Trump to chime in. After all, there’s already a battle involving their wives.

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And he did.

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Because this is the Internet, the hashtag has already become a meme, morphing into yet another iteration of the joke.

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But, don’t worry Teddy. Some people are on your side no matter what.

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It’s not just on Twitter.

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One of the alleged mistresses has already been publicly called out on CNN by a Trump surrogate, natch.

READ: Twitter Racists Hated Sebastien De La Cruz’s National Anthem Performance At The #DemDebate But They Got Shut Down

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Ted Cruz Among Senators Facing Backlash And Calls To Resign After Mob Breaches US Capitol

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Ted Cruz Among Senators Facing Backlash And Calls To Resign After Mob Breaches US Capitol

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was one of the most outspoken politicians pushing conspiracy theories that the election was stolen. Video of Sen. Cruz talking to a crowd about defending liberty is going viral as members of Congress and constituents call for him to resign.

Sen. Ted Cruz is facing calls to resign as some accuse him of inciting the deadly Capitol Hill riots.

Sen. Ted Cruz has been a loyal supporter of President Trump since losing to him in the 2016 primaries. Sen. Cruz has voted in President Trump’s favor over the years and was one of the loudest voices casting doubt on the fair 2020 elections.

The above video is from a campaign rally in Georgia, just days before the surreal scenes of Trump supporters invading the Capitol. Many are pointing to his rhetoric as inciting and promoting what happened.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one member of Congress calling out Sen. Cruz.

Sen. Cruz, along with Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., are facing relentless calls to resign from constituents, colleagues, and political pundits. People are horrified with the attack on the democratic system Jan. 6 and see these two senators are the most culpable. The two Republican senators are even facing these calls from other Republicans.

“Some senators, for political gain, misled supporters about their ability to challenge the election results — some even sent out fundraising emails while insurrectionists stormed the Capitol,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., tweeted Thursday echoing the claim that Sen. Cruz used the terrifying riot to fundraise. “That stops now — Republicans ought to focus on countering the Democrats’ radical agenda.”

Sen. Cruz tried pushing back and calling Rep. AOC a liar but, receipts.

A growing coalition of bipartisan senators and congresspeople are calling for the resignation or expulsion of Sen. Cruz and Sen. Hawley. The calls are being echoed by major newspapers and Americans who witnessed the mob breaching Capitol Hill. Both the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Kansas City Star are calling for Sen. Hawley to resign.

READ: Far-Right Trump Supporters Violently Storm The US Capitol Forcing Lockdown

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Selena Gomez Is Holding Tech And Social Media Accountable After Trump Mob Shuts Down Congress

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Selena Gomez Is Holding Tech And Social Media Accountable After Trump Mob Shuts Down Congress

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A pro-Trump mob stormed Capitol Hill Jan. 6 following months of President Donald Trump and his allies attacking the 2020 elections. Selena Gomez, like most Americans horrified by the attack, spoke out on social media about what happened. She made it clear that part of this falls on tech companies and social media companies.

Selena Gomez called out social media and tech companies for enabling hateful rhetoric.

President Donald Trump and his supporters have used social media to spread misinformation since he was elected in 2016. Americans have watched as President Trump used Twitter to spread falsehoods and conspiracy theories. There have been so many debunked claims that President Trump and his allies have spread with no consequence.

Recently, Twitter started to flag some of President Trump’s tweets as disputed or misleading. It was the first time a social media platform did something that checked President Trump and his rhetoric.

People quickly came to Gomez’s side to uplift her statement.

President Trump has a long history of hateful and dangerous rhetoric on social media. He has misled her supporters with false statements and has incited violence. The president has defended white supremacists on multiple occasions and even retweeted a video of a man shouting white power.

Social media platforms are finally muzzling President Trump with bans and suspensions.

Twitter has put the president on a temporary suspension after he incited the crowd that breached Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg enhanced the original 24-hour ban to a indefinite ban that will last at least until President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. However, people think it is a little too late for these actions.

“Disinformation and extremism researchers have for years pointed to broader network-based exploitation of these platforms,” Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., said in a statement. “As I have continually said, these platforms have served as core organizing infrastructure for violent, far right groups and militia movements for several years now – helping them to recruit, organize, coordinate and in many cases (particularly with respect to YouTube) generate profits from their violent, extremist content.”

What happened Jan. 6 at the nation’s Capitol was avoidable, but it’s clear who incited this violence.

Congress has officially certified President-elect Biden’s win. What should have been a quick process to certify an election turned into a horrifying scene. It is a day that will always define President Trump’s legacy.

READ: Far-Right Trump Supporters Violently Storm The US Capitol Forcing Lockdown

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