The White House Twitter account called out Ted Cruz after he praised a new highway project he actually voted against.
The U.S. senator from Texas appears to be trying to take credit for the Ports to the Plains project, prompting the White House to troll the Republican politician.
“The Ports to Plains highway will go from Laredo all the way to North Dakota and Canada. This project will bring jobs to Texas and millions of dollars to the state. A big bipartisan win!” tweeted Mr. Cruz.
In response, the White House simply tweeted: “Senator Cruz voted against this.”
According to The rolling stone magazine, funding for the project came through the $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, which President Biden signed into law on March 15.
A few days earlier, the US Senate passed the bill 68-31. And while Sen. John Cornyn of Texas voted yes, Sen. Cruz did not.
Mr. Cruz has been a vocal supporter of the project, but his spokesman said The rolling stone that the bill he voted against was “Democratic spending that contributed to the economic recession of American families.”
The senator’s press secretary, Dave Vasquez, added, “Ports-to-Plains could have easily and unanimously passed the Senate as a separate bill, but it was wrapped up in an omnibus package full of pork that Democrats rammed through Congress.”