“It’s a good reminder to tip your mailman at Christmastime.”
Soon after Kimmel said this, he went on to poke fun at the Texas senator - by jokingly sharing a picture of Cruz’s office locations and noting that people can send or drop off their stool samples with him.
“They’re all listed right here. One in Central Texas, if you’re in Texas, North Texas, South Central Texas, even Washington, D.C. Write the word Ted on it … just make sure he knows it’s not Tucker Carlson’s, so he doesn’t eat it,” Kimmel added.
This was likely a reference on Kimmel’s part to Cruz’s recent conversation with Fox News Host Tucker Carlson, which caused his right-wing peers to rail against his “grovelling” about the January 6 insurrection.
“What I was referring to are the limited number of people who engaged in violent attacks against police officers. I think you and I both agree that if you assault a police officer, you should go to jail,” Cruz told Carlson.
He also said that he “wasn’t saying the thousands of peaceful protesters supporting Donald Trump are somehow terrorists.”
The following day after the interview, Cruz took to his Twitter to speak on his “dumb choice of words”.
Yesterday, I used a dumb choice of words and unfortunately a lot of people are misunderstanding what I meant. https://t.co/vWCjFnA4t3