Ted Cruz claims he plays a lot of video games

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is asked about the latest Minecraft update and responds by saying he plays a lot of video games.

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz has become one of America’s most recognizable political figures over the past decade, especially after competing with Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Those interested in politics may be most curious as to whether Cruz will do it or not. attempting to run for president again in the upcoming 2024 election, but a viral TikTok video shows the Texas senator being asked about something completely unrelated to politics: Minecraft.

The viral TikTok video was posted by user ryantufford and has racked up over a million views at the time of writing, with nearly 200,000 likes and 2,000 comments. In the video, an unknown individual is seen recording Ted Cruz as he walks out of a building and asks him what he thinks of the new Minecraft update. Cruz responded by saying: “I play a lot of video games, but not Minecraft, Unfortunately.”

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Cruz has spoken of video games in the past. A story published by The daily beast in 2015, he detailed Cruz’s video game history, where he talked about his childhood playing classic arcade games like Space invaders. In the article, Cruz said he played video games with his daughters, but wouldn’t allow himself to own a console as it would lead to time management issues. The same coin from 2015 by The daily beast also included comments from Cruz’s college roommate David Panton who said he and Cruz were playing fighting games and Super Mario Bros.

There was a time, not so long ago, when it would have been virtually unheard of for a politician to play video games. And in fact, politicians have fought against video games several times over the years. Video games have been blamed for mass shootings and other acts of violence by politicians on both sides of the aisle, although the First Amendment has protected games from censorship or ban so far .

However, it is becoming more and more common for elected politicians today to have grown up playing video games, and since video games remain one of the most popular entertainment mediums around the world, it takes imagine that the odds are good one day almost every elected representative will be a player to some extent.

Another politician known for his affinity with video games is Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who participated in a Among us livestream on Twitch to encourage people to vote in the 2020 election and tweeted about it League of Legends rank. In the years to come, it seems likely that other politicians will use video games to woo the masses and build relationships with their constituents.

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Source: The daily beast

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