(WASHINGTON) — He may have landed a cameo on the hit show, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is apparently not a fan of HBO’s True Blood.
Following a particularly grisly episode featuring Republicans murdered at a Ted Cruz fundraiser, the Tea Party darling blasted the show as “misogynist and profanity-ridden.”
“Well, I’m sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends,” Cruz wrote on Facebook Tuesday.
The episode, laced with tasteless (but admittedly creative) nicknames for Republicans, depicts guests cowering behind a Cruz poster dramatically ripped down by flying bullets.
The senator went even further on Twitter:
Then again, I guess I never had a chance w/ the vampire vote since the dead tend to vote overwhelmingly for Dems: https://t.co/U6uCqsRpuS
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 22, 2014
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