Ted Cruz

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference also came under the spotlight in "The Tonight Show" host's monologue.
"The Daily Show" montage spots similarities in the rhetoric of Republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference and the U.S. Capitol rioters.
Despite the fact that millions of his constituents were left without power in Texas last week, Cruz was still willing to make light of his Cancun trip.
"You can blame the wine for the expletives," the former House speaker tweeted.
"The Late Show" host evoked the "Silence of the Lambs" villain to chew up the GOP senators at the Capitol riot hearing.
The Texas senator picked the wrong "Star Wars" target while defending Gina Carano.
Matthew Dowd said that Cruz needed to have a "modicum" of self-respect and "stop lecturing people."
The Texas Republican came under comedy fire for his ill-advised Cancun vacation.
"He's looking for travel deals for his next trip to Mexico," one of the Texas senator's critics tweeted.
Lawmakers say there's plenty for them to do, and that it's often important to be on the ground.