Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee posed for a photo featuring a new addition to the office:

https://twitter.com/SenTedCruz/status/459144830325518336

That picture falls into the “guess what happened next” category.

The angry reaction was predictable and massive.

Cue the fury, hate, disbelief and apoplexy:


https://twitter.com/taygogo/status/459147439845302272
https://twitter.com/taygogo/status/459148414119194626


https://twitter.com/TheREALBorisCat/status/459157388927315968


https://twitter.com/AbbeyDiggs/status/459156474246078464
https://twitter.com/ShinjisSecret/status/459155255612440577
https://twitter.com/AbbeyDiggs/status/459155859214331904

How about a little pause to catch your breath?

Back to normal? Good. Here are more satisfied Ted Cruz/Mike Lee customers:


https://twitter.com/Nonanon_anon/status/459152893502054402


https://twitter.com/funnylookingsam/status/459149427643801600

Passing thought: How many of the people infuriated by Cruz’ tiger skin rug picture are Wendy Davis supporters?

We continue:


https://twitter.com/taygogo/status/459147439845302272


https://twitter.com/NYmoderate/status/459148923228409856
https://twitter.com/progressive_va/status/459149048965259264


https://twitter.com/Cynical_Lawyer/status/459148806123048961

At least the picture sparked some discussion about federal spending:

https://twitter.com/markusburgus/status/459146991747203073

Perhaps the person least surprised by the reaction to the photo is … Ted Cruz.