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Ted Cruz's Attempt At Slamming Joe Biden Backfires Spectacularly

Instead, the Texas senator created a rallying cry for Sen. Elizabeth Warren to become the next treasury secretary.

Critics of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) say he finally ― and quite accidentally ― had a good idea.

On Tuesday night, Cruz attempted to slam Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“If these guys win, we’re gonna wake up in January with Elizabeth Warren as treasury secretary,” Cruz said on Fox News, referring to the Democratic senator from Massachusetts:

But many Twitter users didn’t see that as the threat Cruz intended, given her support of consumer protections and regulations on big banks. Warren is also the sixth most popular Democrat in the nation, according to YouGov, and is even more popular within the party, with 66 percent saying they have either a somewhat or very favorable opinion of her in the organization’s most recent survey. 

As a result, Cruz’s critics considered his attack as more of an endorsement: