Tea Party darling Ted Cruz stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers last night in an effort to build his national platform before his inevitable 2016 presidential primary defeat. Unfortunately for him, things didn’t quite go in his favor, per usual.
Cruz, you may remember, famously said gay marriage was “the death of free speech” then unsuccessfully tried to have DOMA reinstated last year. It was just one of many epic failures for the junior senator from the Lone Star State.
Another of his missteps was the time he spent 21 hours trying to filibuster the Obamacare, during which he whipped out Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham and read it aloud to his fellow United States senators.
Cruz was in the middle of bragging about that little stunt when Meyers interrupted him with a three-word question that shocked the Texas lawmaker into embarrassed silence. It took almost ten seconds for his ego to recover and answer the question.
Check out the awkwardness below. Then fast forward to the 2:00 mark to hear Cruz spew his outdated opinions on gay marriage.