Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday accused White House press secretary Jen Psaki of “brazen gaslighting.”

But given his own history, it didn’t go well.

Cruz shared a video of Psaki saying Republicans are essentially defunding the police because they voted against the coronavirus relief American Rescue Plan, which included $350 billion for local law enforcement agencies.

Cruz tweeted:

Brazen gaslighting.

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 28, 2021

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace made the same point on Sunday during an interview with Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.).

“Congressman Banks, you voted against that package, against that $350 billion, just like every other Republican in the House and Senate,” Wallace said. “So, can’t you make the argument that it’s you and the Republicans who are defunding the police?”

Cruz also voted against the bill.

His many critics were quick to point to his own history of gaslighting, including his vote against the certification of the 2020 election based on disproven lies and conspiracy theories, and his shifting story after he was caught fleeing on a Mexico vacation as his home state suffered a major humanitarian crisis over the winter.

How convenient for you to finally remember this word. Now do “traitor” and “coward”.

— Jonathan Goldman (@akjakalope) June 28, 2021

Republicans voted against the $350 Million Biden proposed to fund the police. I'd call that defunding.

— 𝕊𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕖 𝔾𝕦𝕣𝕝 (@SundaeRedux) June 28, 2021

Gaslighting is pretending you just had to go to Cancun when there was a major state of emergency, then pretending you were always coming right back.

— pjeanne (@p_jeanne97) June 28, 2021

— Mankrik’s Wife (@Marty_Shannon) June 28, 2021

I’ll take “Things I’ll tweet to avoid talking about my vote against helping the American people” for $1000.

— David Weaver (@DavidDavidweave) June 28, 2021

Ted is the epitome of gaslighting. Projecting once again.

— Nancy Farmer #President Biden #VPHarris (@NCfarmer321) June 29, 2021

This was literally you when Texans ran out of Gas and Light Seniore Raphael

— O (@AnObliviousGeek) June 28, 2021

Ted CruzChev, modern day Insurrection Supporter & known liar, cries foul. Ted enabled an attempted coup against The United States and should never be allowed to live it down.

— It's the Constitution, Stupid! (@m_hostage) June 29, 2021

A hit dog will holler.

— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) June 28, 2021

Don’t knock gaslighting Ted. As a Texan it might be the only light you will have this winter.

— Stephen *Wear a Mask* Murphy💚💙 (@stevemur67) June 28, 2021 Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost

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