- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sen. Ted Cruz issued a tweet Thursday morning ripping Jim Carrey after the actor published a painting that labeled the Covington Catholic High School boys “baby snakes.”

“Just sad,” Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, tweeted to his 3,27 million followers. “Rich & powerful celebrity uses his fame to pick on teenagers.”

Mr. Cruz was reacting to an illustration by comedian-turned-painter Mr. Carrey, titled “Baby snakes,” which depicted the Covington Catholic boys and Native American elder Nathan Phillips during their now-famous encounter over the weekend at the March for Life in Washington.

The boys were initially accused of taunting Mr. Phillips, but new video later emerged that appeared to exonerate them, resulting in a slew of media backpedaling. Footage also showed that the boys had been repeatedly subjected to racist and homophobic attacks by the Black Hebrew Israelites protest group.

Mr. Cruz mentioned the additional video footage in his criticism of Mr. Carrey.

“So much partisan hate, he doesn’t care that the full video showed these high school students as victims of harassment, not the other way around,” the senator wrote. “Jim, insult me, insult Trump, fine. But leave the kids alone.”

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