Senator mistakes Western Australia for Washington State — Analysis
Ted Cruz deleted his tweet bashing coronavirus rules that were being applied on the opposite side of the globe
Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, mixed Western Australia and Washington State to attack Covid-19 rules banning dancing. The Democrats were criticized for placing restrictions on an entirely different continent.
The Western Australian government has announced that dance is allowed after it was revealed this week. “strictly not permitted” for New Year’s Eve parties in the state – part of its latest efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19 following an outbreak – Cruz lashed out in a since-deleted tweet.
“Blue-state Dems are power-drunk authoritarian kill-joys,”The senator wrote. “Washington State: NO DANCING ALLOWED!!! Any rational & free citizen: P*** off.”
Social media users were quick to point out that Cruz had misinterpreted the statement from ‘WA Government’ as having been issued by Washington State, which shares the same abbreviation as the state of Western Australia.
“Hey Ted, WA is Western Australia. But cool tweet,” respondedEric Swalwell (D–CA) is the Congressman, while Anthony Michael Kreis, Georgia State University’s law professor, is the Georgia State University. mocked, “I, like Ted Cruz, am upset I cannot dance in Western Australia because I wanted to club in Perth.”
However, Cruz was defended by others. acknowledgedIt was an easy error to make.
“What should scare you is the fact it sounds believable that a state like Washington would ban dancing on New Year’s, and if they did, there’d be journalists defending it,” arguedRobby Starbuck, conservative Tennessee congressman