Twitter users on Thursday mocked Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzJim Carrey fires back at 'Joe McCarthy wanna-be' Cruz Hillicon Valley: Google delays cutting off Huawei | GOP senators split over breaking up big tech | Report finds DNC lagging behind RNC on cybersecurity GOP senators split over antitrust remedies for big tech MORE (R-Texas) after he labeled the Democratic Party as “the party of Lisa Simpson” during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Speaking just over a week after the deadly high school shooting in South Florida, The Federalist's Ben Domenech compared the debate over gun control to an episode of “The Simpsons.”


Domenech mentioned a moment from one episode in which Homer Simpson cites the Second Amendment as protection for guns used hunting or personal protection. Daughter Lisa Simpson argues the Second Amendment is a "remnant from revolutionary days — it has no meaning today."

"The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are happily the party of Homer, Bart, Maggie and Marge," Cruz said in response.

Social media users took to Twitter to mock Cruz for his remark.

"Simpsons" showrunner Al Jean joined in the pile-on against Cruz, writing on Twitter that the Texas Republican is "the one who could use a pacifier in his mouth."

Cruz is a big fan of Fox's long-running animated sitcom, even favoring BuzzFeed with some his best impressions of characters from Springfield during a 2015 interview.