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Texas Senator Ted Cruz was not a fan of a Tuesday Daily Show segment and he let host Trevor Noah know it.

The bit was about Congressional reapportionment due to population shifts in the U.S. Those shifts are causing New York to lose a U.S. House seat while Texas picks up two. Noah made no mention of Cruz, but the congressman nevertheless felt the need to respond.

“Trevor Noah whines that people are fleeing high-tax blue states & moving in droves to low-tax states like Texas, where the jobs are,” wrote Cruz. “Doesn’t understand why people like freedom.”

Here’s some more info:

On Wednesday, “The Daily Show” posted a video of host Trevor Noah talking about the 2020 Census results, explaining how New York lost a seat and Texas gained two. The caption read, “The 2020 Census: New York gets screwed out of a House seat, Texas is the big winner, and we’re back in the 1930s.”

In the video, Noah says the American population grew at the slowest rate since the 1930s. He believes it’s because immigration is down and the birthrate is falling – here, he shows a picture of Cruz, joking that the photo of the senator is the reason for the decline in the birth rate.

Cruz wasn’t keen on the jab, so he tweeted the video, writing that “Trevor Noah whines that people are fleeing high-tax blue states & moving in droves to low-tax states like Texas, where the jobs are.”

Trevor Noah of course hit back in the best way:

Then Cruz tried to outsmart Noah but enter Jon Stewart:

Cruz chimed back with “I wear your scorn with pride,” and added, “I remember when the Daily Show was funny.”

That inspired the show’s former host, Jon Stewart, to offer his thoughts to Cruz.

“The Daily Show” got in one final dunking when he referenced Cruz’s unwillingness to defend his wife from attacks by former President Donald Trump.

Good stuff. Meanwhile, the person Texas should’ve elected to the U.S. Senate, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), is busy registering voters so Texas can stop electing clowns like Cruz. Received this e-mail today from O’Rourke on behalf of his organization, Powered By People:

I’m reaching out about SB 7 and HB 6, two voter suppression bills being pushed by Texas Republicans in the state legislature.

Last month, Powered by People helped organize hundreds of people to testify against these bills in the Texas capitol. Folks drove from all over – as far away as El Paso, Nacogdoches and Del Rio – to stand up for the right to vote. They shined a light on legislation that would make it harder for Texans with disabilities, working Texans and Texans of color to vote and gave us a fighting chance to stop it by mobilizing public sentiment.

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Texas is already the most voter suppressed state in the country and these bills will make it even tougher for people to vote. They include provisions that would restrict early voting access, make it harder for Texans with disabilities to get assistance to vote and would give “poll watchers” free rein to intimidate voters.

With our democracy at stake, Powered by People volunteers are doing all we can to fight back. We’re testifying at public hearings, engaging with voters across the state and signing up to register voters in record numbers, ensuring that we are ready to meet future voters where they are and get them on the rolls. Join us in this work to preserve democracy and fight for voting rights in Texas with a donation of $35 today.

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