- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz is not impressed with way Republicans were portrayed in HBO’s latest episode of “True Blood,” slamming the show as misogynistic and “profanity-ridden.”

“Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO’s True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list,” the Texas Republican wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday. “Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a ‘Ted Cruz fundraiser.’

“Well, I’m sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends….” he wrote.

The episode, titled “Lost Cause,” featured a fictional Republican fundraising gala held in Mr. Cruz’s honor at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. Characters Pam De Beaufort and Eric Northman dress up as Republicans to sneak their way into the fundraiser.

“Then again, I guess I never had a chance w/ the vampire vote since the dead tend to vote overwhelmingly for Dems,” Mr. Cruzquipped on Twitter.