Pedro Pascal-Ted Cruz feud: Why did 'The Mandalorian' star share Texas Senator's phone number online?
Pedro Pascal's feud with Texas Senator Ted Cruz might have begun a little before the Capitol riots
'The Mandalorian' star Pedro Pascal lashed out at Texas Senator Ted Cruz for the violent attack on Capitol Hill in a tweet shared on Saturday, January 9. He shared the Republican senator's phone number with his 741,000 followers as social media users bashed the politician for inciting the riot in the Capitol Building, which left five people dead, including one police officer.
Initially, Twitter users thought he was doxxing Cruz, but Pascal had just shared the publicly listed number for the senator's central Texas office, located in Austin. Just before his post, Pascal was aghast at the riot in DC and shared it on his Twitter feed. On Wednesday, January 6, he wrote, "What incredible, profound shame."
Ted Cruz’s phone number to share your thoughts: 512- 916-5834— Pedro Pascal he/him (@PedroPascal1) January 9, 2021
What incredible, profound shame.— Pedro Pascal he/him (@PedroPascal1) January 6, 2021
"The world is watching and history is recording. This disgrace will be FOREVER IN THE BOOKS,' he wrote on Thursday, January 7, followed by a New York Times article listing the 147 Republican elected officials who had voted to nullify the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
The world is watching and history is recording. This disgrace will be FOREVER IN THE BOOKS.— Pedro Pascal he/him (@PedroPascal1) January 7, 2021
While Pascal was furious with the Republican politicians that had greenlit the mob attack on Capitol, Pascal's feud with Cruz began when the latter denounced his film 'Wonder Woman 1984'. Pascal has always been vocal about his support of Democratic candidates, which obviously didn't go down well with Cruz, and he took a sly dig at Pascal's film.
A Twitter user asked Cruz if he had seen the film, and he answered, "Sadly, yes. [10-year-old daughter] Catherine & I watched it last night. Gal Gadot remains terrific, but it’s by far Pedro Pascal’s worst performance," he wrote. "The script was wooden, formulaic & silly (“look, a fully-fueled fighter jet just sitting there for us!”). "But, watching w/ your daughter is still fun!" he added.
Sadly, yes. Catherine & I watched it last night. Gal Gadot remains terrific, but it’s by far Pedro Pascal’s worst performance. The script, was wooden, formulaic & silly (“look, a fully-fueled fighter jet just sitting there for us!”).— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 26, 2020
But, watching w/ your daughter is still fun! https://t.co/6gk4UTUuRh
However, Cruz is actually featured in a viral video produced by Don Winslow, who is the author of such bestsellers as 'Savages and The Cartel'. Winslow's video, which he says is "clear evidence in the Impeachment of Donald Trump,” alleges that Trump “betrayed his trust as President and endangered the security of the United States.”
NEW! #AnatomyofCapitolAttack TURN SOUND ON!— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) January 10, 2021
I submit this video as evidence in the Impeachment of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump engaged in "violent, deadly and seditious acts" which betrayed his trust as President and endangered the security of the United States. pic.twitter.com/j9nJ1McTIo
On January 6, supporters of President Donald Trump cheered him on and stormed the US Capitol building disrupting the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. Trump has been unable to accept the election results ever since November and has been calling it "election fraud".
Hundreds of supporters, waving Trump banners, broke through the barricades and entered the building where the Congress convenes. One rioter died and several police officers were hospitalized in the clash while the Congress went on lockdown.