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Cruz responds to footage of him dozing off during Biden speech

GOP Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBipartisanship has become a partisan weapon Former OMB pick Neera Tanden to serve as senior adviser to Biden Seth Rogen says he's not in a feud with 'fascist' Ted Cruz, whose 'words caused people to die' MORE (Texas) is playing up social media observations that he was sleeping during President BidenJoe Biden28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Franklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Schools face new pressures to reopen for in-person learning MORE's speech to a joint session of Congress, retweeting footage of the event that appeared to show him closing his eyes.

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He also retweeted a screengrab of the address that made it seem as though Vice President Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHere's why Joe Biden polls well, but Kamala Harris does not Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart Carper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border MORE and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Lawmakers bicker over how to go after tax cheats House Republican: 'Absolutely bogus' for GOP to downplay Jan. 6 MORE (D-Calif.) were also dosing off as Biden spoke.

Cruz called the speech "boring but radical" on social media and in interviews, suggesting Biden's proposals for sweeping policy changes would alter the country. 

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"Joe is deliberately being boring, but the substance of what he's saying is radical," Cruz said on Fox News. 

The Lincoln Project, the political action committee made up of former Republicans, posted a video mocking Cruz by juxtaposing footage of him appearing to fall asleep with images of a beach resort, calling back to when Cruz flew to Cancun, Mexico, while much of Texas lost power due to intense winter storms.

Many online commentators dubbed Cruz "Sleepy Ted," in reference to the similar nickname former President TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE used to refer to Biden during the 2020 campaign.