Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPartisan squabbles endanger congressional response to Trump's course on Syria Trump urged to hire chief strategist for impeachment fight The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Trump's impeachment plea to Republicans MORE is firing back at Jimmy Kimmel for a skit on the ABC late-night host’s show that mocked him, saying the comedian is simply reeling after the Texas Republican “kicked his ass” during a charity basketball game.

Cruz hit back at Kimmel — and shared a clip from Tuesday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in which Billy Crystal played God and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl took on the role of Satan — in a Wednesday Twitter post.


In the sketch, the pair bickers over which one of them will host Cruz in perpetuity.

“Rock, paper, scissors?” suggests Grohl.

After “God” wins, Grohl replies, “You won, he’s yours!”

“No, no. I don’t want him. Jimmy, that face for eternity? Ew,” quips Crystal.

In his tweet, Cruz wondered aloud whether Kimmel’s “feelings were hurt” over the result of a June basketball game between the two.

Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in the one-on-one competition, which came after the comedian had poked fun at the 47-year-old lawmaker for attending a Houston Rockets playoff game sporting the “super cool T-shirt over the polo look.”

Cruz had challenged Kimmel, 51, to the game, in order to “settle” the beef “man-to-man,” with the loser giving $5,000 to the non-political charity of the winner’s choice.