U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, used a funny tweet to take a swipe Sunday at MSNBC‘s insistence Cruz is the next Joe McCarthy.
On Friday’s “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton,” Sharpton blustered on and on about a speech Cruz gave two and a half years ago where he said there were 12 communists on the faculty of Harvard Law School while he was there, from 1992 to 1995.
Sharpton zeroed in on Cruz’s assertion that Obama would have made a good president of the school because “there were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than Communists! There was one Republican. But there were twelve who would say they were Marxists who believed in the Communists overthrowing the United States government.”
A loud and indignant Sharpton then said:
Wow. He compared President Obama to someone who wants to overthrow the government and he’s still lobbing these attacks now that he’s in the Senate.
Someone’s definitely radical, but it’s not the president. Sen. Cruz, are you now or have you ever been even remotely serious about these accusations? Nice try. But we got you.
Not so fast, Al.
Cruz tweeted a fantastic comeback, attaching a YouTube link from a famous scene in “Casablanca” where a police officer tells Humphry Bogart’s Rick: “I’m shocked – shocked — to find there’s gambling going on in here.”
Ted Cruz: @tedcruz:
MSNBC is shocked — shocked — to discover that there are Marxists on the Harvard faculty… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbPi00k_ME …
Nice try, Al. But Cruz got you.
Watch MSNBC’s Al Sharpton’s commentary on Cruz here: