After ripping a campaign for tofu and vegan diets in Texas this week as an attempt to turn a red state blue, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, jokingly thanked People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for helping his campaign, according to The Hill.
"PETA outside protesting with barbecued tofu," Sen. Cruz said in Columbus, Texas, according to reports. "Banning barbecue is a great way to motivate voters in Texas, so I thank PETA for helping my campaign."
Cruz's comments were a reaction to a Facebook video posted by PETA and vegan activists.
The video was published with hopes of promoting Texas' farmers who maintain a "$61 million" tofu industry by holding signs suggesting "Republicans eat tofu, too," The Hill reported.
Cruz is in a surprising battle against Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, for the senate seat and he mentioned tofu among the democratic efforts to change his traditionally conservative state.
We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue," Cruz reportedly told a campaign rally last week. "They want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair."
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