Ted Cruz Fires Back at Jim Carrey’s ‘Vampire’ Tweet With Joke About Democrats

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
November 6, 2018 Updated: November 6, 2018

Jim Carrey, the actor from “Ace Ventura” and “Dumb and Dumber,” and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) engaged in a Twitter battle on Nov. 5, just one day before the midterm elections.

Carrey wrote on Twitter to vote for Cruz’s opponent Beto O’Rourke, posting a picture he painted showing Cruz being evaporated by sunlight like a vampire.

“Vote like there’s no tomorrow. Let’s make this Tuesday like the end of every great vampire movie. Pull back the curtains and let the sunshine turn all those bloodsuckers to dust,” Carrey said.

Cruz, however, responded with a joke.

“Hollywood liberals all in for Beto,” Cruz tweeted in response to the “Liar Liar” actor. “But (self-described socialist) Jim Carrey made a mistake here: Vampires are dead, and everyone knows the dead vote Democrat…”

He later tweeted on Nov. 6: “Today is the day, Texas! Get out and vote! #KeepTexasRed.”

This week, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security sent out an advisory about the “ongoing threat of violence” in a bulletin to high-ranking officials, KTRK reported.

“Both domestic extremists and (radicalized jihadists) have previously targeted public events and government officials, and we remain concerned by the ongoing threat of lone offender violence,” the statement says, KTRK reported.

“We are concerned some domestic extremists and (radicalized jihadists) may perceive the election or transition period (which in most cases will extend through January 2019) as an opportunity to engage in violence, including assaults against political or prominent public figures and low-level acts of violence against governmental and nongovernmental institutions associated with political figures or the democratic process.”

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.