Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week had a solid-if-unspectacular Twitter burn, projecting a modicum of normal social behavior.

In a tweet Wednesday, Cruz appeared to “dunk” on his former Senate challenger-turned-2020 presidential primary candidate, Democrat Beto O’Rourke. In an interview with late-night television host Seth Meyers, the Democrat was asked if, given the crowded  2020 field, he missed “how easy it was to be different from Ted Cruz.” O’Rourke responded: “Where is Ted Cruz when you need him?”

Cruz’s twitter account, quote-tweeting a reporter who transcribed the exchange, responded: “…in the Senate.”

The joke here is that Cruz is in the Senate because O’Rourke is not, having lost to Cruz in a high-profile contest in 2018. While

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