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Ted Cruz jokes that Beto O’Rourke will ban BBQ if he wins Senate seat

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  • Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said Democrats would “ban barbecue
    across the state of Texas” if Beto O’Rourke won the state’s
    election for US Senate in November. 
  • He made his comment as members of People for Ethical
    Treatment of Animals, or PETA, protested his barbecue campaign
    event on Saturday. 
  • Cruz previously joked that an O’Rourke victory would cause
    Texas to turn into a California-like state, with “tofu, silicone
    and dyed hair.”

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz jokingly told his supporters over the
weekend that if rival Beto O’Rourke won their upcoming election,
he would ban barbecue across Texas.

Speaking at a barbecue-themed campaign event on Saturday in
Columbus, Texas, Cruz mentioned that members of People for
Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, were protesting outside
and handing out barbecued pieces of tofu.

“If Texas elects a Democrat, they’re going to ban barbecue across
the state of Texas,” Cruz told the crowd,
Newsweek reported.

Cruz previously joked that an O’Rourke victory would cause Texas
to turn into a California-like state, with “tofu, silicone and
dyed hair.”

Cruz doubled down on his joke with a tweet on Sunday in which he shared
photos of PETA protesters.

“.@peta protested our town hall yesterday, handing
out barbecued tofu. We were glad to welcome them, but it
illustrates the stakes af the election:  if
Beto wins, BBQ will be illegal!” Cruz wrote.

At the protest on Saturday, members of the organization carried
signs that read “Republicans eat tofu too.”

PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said
in a release
following the campaign event: “Tofu is
the most versatile food in on the planet, and it’s grown right in
the Lone Star State. PETA is confident that once Ted Cruz tastes
how delicious tofu can be, he’ll want to see it in every Texas
pot.”

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