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The Margin: Ted Cruz challenges Ron Perlman to a fight against Jim Jordan

These are the people America has knowingly voted into public office?

To sum up the absurdity that erupted on Twitter
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over the weekend: Outspoken liberal actor mocks Florida Republican congressman. Texas senator sticks up for Florida Republican and challenges liberal actor to a wrestling match — against another conservative politician.

And the internet was laughing through the grim reality of the current state of politics.

It all started when Ron Perlman, star of “Hellboy” and “Sons of Anarchy,” shredded Florida Republican Matt Gaetz for tweeting that he’d prefer not having a United States national soccer team over having one “that won’t stand for the National Anthem.”

As the Twitter feud escalated, Perlman dragged Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, a top collegiate wrestler who later coached at Ohio State, into the fun:

That, apparently, was one tweet too far in the eyes of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who entered the fray by challenging the 70-year-old actor to a wrestling match, with Jordan.

Perlman countered with this:

And then Perlman said he’d be glad to wrestle Cruz himself. “I’ll give 50k to Black Lives Matter and you can keep all the tax payer money you were thinking of spending,” he wrote.

Even overnight, cooler heads didn’t prevail, with the war of words spilling over into Monday (with some blue language making its way into the dialogue):

Walter Shaub, former White House ethics chief, summed up what so many were thinking:

In conclusion, 2020 can’t end fast enough.

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