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A Senator Dumped A Dr Pepper On Ted Cruz And Ted Cruz Made A Joke About Being The Zodiac Killer

Just your average day in the U-S-of-A.

Posted on October 18, 2017, at 3:11 p.m. ET

Today has been weird, so let's recap. During Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse said he "dumped a Dr Pepper on Senator Cruz."

.@BenSasse apologies for distracting AG @jeffsessions: "I dumped a Dr. Pepper on Senator Cruz"

People responded...pretty much as you'd expect.

Me seeing "Dr. Pepper" trending Ben Sasse - I dumped a "Dr. Pepper" on Ted Cruz

Sasse just said he dumped a Dr Pepper on Ted Cruz. He just became the 2020 frontrunner.

Both senators exchanged jokes about it on Twitter.

MEMO TO OFFICE: Please place a picture of @BenSasse above the @drpepper fridge in our lobby. He is now cut off.…

@BenSasse / Twitter / Via Twitter: @BenSasse

And that's when things escalated. Sasse made a joke referencing a conspiracy theory, which Donald Trump promoted during the 2016 presidential campaign, that Ted Cruz's father was involved in the JFK assassination.

@BenSasse / Twitter / Via Twitter: @BenSasse

And, well...

For those in need of a weird–internet catch-up: This is the cipher of the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified serial killer who claimed to have killed 37 people in California in the '60s and '70s.

There's a popular/fake conspiracy-theory-turned-meme that Ted Cruz is, in fact, the Zodiac Killer.

Pretty much everyone had the same conclusion:

where were you when ted cruz admitted to being the zodiac killer

This is actually really fucking funny. But first of all, this is a confession I hope the FBI arrests you.

He finally admits it.

A lot of people had to double-check they weren't hallucinating:

it's crazy how reality is a fever dream


Anyway, RIP to a good meme, zodiac killed by Ted Cruz.

RIP the "Ted Cruz is Zodiac" meme

Welp that meme's dead. As dead as a '60s Bay Area lover's lane couple.

All together now:

2017 is weird.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.