Fake meat in support of the fake Latino candidate, Beto.

Via The Hill:

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) jokingly thanked People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for “helping” his campaign after the animal rights group urged Cruz supporters to try barbecued tofu.

Video shared by vegan activists on Facebook shows members of PETA holding signs reading “Tofu is made in Texas” and “Republicans eat tofu, too” outside a Cruz event on Saturday and offering tofu to people entering the event.

Cruz gave a nod to the small protest during his remarks.

“PETA outside protesting with barbecued tofu,” he said, according to reports. “Banning BBQ is a great way to motivate voters in Texas, so I thank PETA for helping my campaign.”

The exchange came days after Cruz suggested tofu in Texas would be an effect of efforts to turn Texas blue.

“We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue,” the senator said during a campaign rally last week. “They want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair.”

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