WASHINGTON— A partially dressed and apparently deranged Ted Cruz (®Texas), emerged from the Congressional Mens room Friday, alternately sobbing and talking incoherently with an invisible grilled hot dog, which he claimed was hovering just in front of him.
The Senator was met outside the restroom by a phalanx of Capital Hill reporters with recording devices and a few snickers.
When asked why he was sobbing, Cruz responded, “Look! Just look what they did to my sweet little dog; Obamacare grilled my sweet little dog.”
“Where is your dog now, sir? asked Fox News reporter, Ed Henry. “There— there in the lights, just in front of me” replied Cruz. An uncomfortable silence was broken by the arrival of Capital Hill Security, who escorted Cruz from the room.
Cruz, who Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) recently said was “…a laughing stock to everybody but him,” led the costly Tea Party debacle which shut down the United States Government for sixteen days; current estimates say the shutdown cost 900,000 jobs.