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Ted Cruz challenges actor Ron Perlman to wrestle Jim Jordan after attack on Gaetz

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzEthics complaint filed against Biggs, Cawthorn and Gosar over Capitol riot Hawley, Cruz see approval ratings dip in wake of Capitol riot: poll For Biden, a Senate trial could aid bipartisanship around COVID relief MORE (R-Texas) challenged actor Ron Perlman to a wrestling match against Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanBiden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Inauguration Day McCarthy won't back effort to oust Cheney MORE (R-Ohio) on Monday, with Cruz predicting the "Sons of Anarchy" and "Hellboy" star couldn't last five minutes with the former collegiate athlete and coach.

The challenge came after Perlman and Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzCheney tests Trump grip on GOP post-presidency Florida Republicans close ranks with Trump after Capitol siege The Memo: Historic vote leaves Trump more isolated than ever MORE (R-Fla.) got into a Twitter spat over U.S. Soccer removing a requirement to stand during the national anthem before matches, which included Perlman calling Jordan "the ugliest politician walking.”

"Listen Hellboy. You talk good game when you’ve got Hollywood makeup & stuntmen," Cruz tweeted. "But I’ll bet $10k—to the nonpolitical charity of your choice—that you couldn’t last 5 min in the wrestling ring w/ @Jim_Jordan w/o getting pinned. You up for it? Or does your publicist say too risky?"

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Perlman responded with some colorful language before saying he would wrestle Cruz while offering to donate $50,000 to Black Lives Matter if he were to lose.

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The back-and-forth came after Gaetz tweeted that he'd "rather the U.S. not have a soccer team than have a soccer team that won’t stand for the National Anthem."

"You shouldn’t get to play under our flag as our national team if you won’t stand when it is raised," Gaetz added in a tweet that generated more than 175,000 likes and nearly 50,000 retweets as of Monday morning.

Perlman later replied to Gaetz while tagging President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report MORE.

Gaetz retorted by calling Perlman a “racial justice warrior” while also criticizing him for playing a fictional white supremacist on the FX series “Sons of Anarchy."

Perlman has a history of criticizing Trump on social media while supporting Democratic candidates.

The 70-year-old endorsed Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSenators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal An ally in the White House is good for abortion access, but not enough LeBron James says 'it would be great' for champion Lakers to visit Biden White House MORE's (D-Calif.) presidential campaign while joining other actors and performers in calling on a boycott of Georgia shortly after Republican Brian Kemp defeated Stacey Abrams (D) in the state’s gubernatorial race in 2018.