Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has made meat (and its substitutes) a focal point of his recent campaign stops. He raised eyebrows when he said that his Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke would turn Texas into a California-like hellscape replete with “tofu and silicon and dyed hair.”
He brought up tofu again at a campaign stop this weekend after he spotted a few PETA members outside the building, according to a Tuesday Austin-American Statesman report.
“When I got here someone told me that even PETA was protesting and giving out barbecued tofu, so I got to say, they summed up the entire election: If Texas elects a Democrat, they’re going to ban barbecue across the state of Texas,” he said to laughter.
The PETA protestors were reportedly holding up signs that read: “Republicans eat tofu too,” a playful callback to Cruz’s second-most-recent tofu comment.