Former presidential candidate and Texas Senator, Ted Cruz, claimed during a hearing last week that the threat of space pirates is very real.

“Since the ancient Greeks first put to sea, nations have recognized the necessity of naval forces and maintaining a superior capability to protect waterborne travel and commerce from bad actors,” Cruz said last week in Washington. Pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space.”

He was defending President Donald Trump’s formation of a US Space Force, to defend the country’s interests in the final frontier.

It did not take long for the internet to start making fun of him and Ted Cruz is now angry.

“Hey @jack,” the Senator tweeted at the site’s chief executive, “how come Twitter’s ‘moment’ quotes all the snarky leftists making fun of my comments, but doesn’t include my tweets in response explaining the real point that NATIONS like China have already developed & tested weapons to destroy satellites?” he tweeted. He also posted this pirate tweet:

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