The Simpsons‘ Harry Shearer Clapped Back at Cruz With a ‘Sniveling’ Impersonation
This election season can feel infinite at times. Remember last June when Ted Cruz went to Buzzfeed and “auditioned” for a role on The Simpsons because he heard their super-versatile voice actor Harry Shearer was retiring? June was a headier time for the Cruz campaign. Donald Trump was not a threat. There were no sex scandals. No mystery materials had ever flown from Cruz’s mouth and landed on his lip during a debate.
No one knew he was the Zodiac Killer.
Feels like a lifetime ago, no?
Well, in spite of all that has happened in the last nine months — or perhaps because of it — Shearer has now decided to respond to Cruz’s original audition tape with an audition of his own.
— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) April 5, 2016
He took aim squarely at Cruz’s response to Trump’s attacks on his wife, Heidi Cruz. Cruz called Trump a “sniveling coward” then, which earned him this nugget from Shearer, delivered in an uncannily good impression of the GOP presidential candidate:
When Donald Trump attacked my wife Heidi, he proved himself to be a sniveling coward. I think I can say without undue modesty that during my 20-plus-year career defending and protecting the constitutional liberties of all Americans, I have proven myself to be, at the very least, a sniveling hero.
He went on to call on American to vote for “the better of two snivelers.”
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