‘Simpsons’ Writer Throws Hissy Fit After Ted Cruz Uses Reference From Series

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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“The Simpsons” writer Al Jean threw a hissy fit Thursday after Ted Cruz made a reference to the animated series at the Conservative Political Action Conference during a discussion about gun rights.

“I think the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are happily the party of Homer and Bart and Maggie and Marge,” the Republican Texas Sen. shared during an interview with The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech.


“@TheSimpsons Ted Cruz says Maggie Simpson would vote for him. I think Ted’s the one who could use a pacifier in his mouth,” the EP/Writer and showrunner of the series tweeted in response, along with a series of attacks on the senator and Republicans.

“@TheSimpsons The way things are going even Mr. Burns is thinking of becoming a Democrat,” he added.

The episode Domenech and Cruz referenced featured Lisa Simpson talking about the Second Amendment being a “remnant from revolutionary days.”

“Dad, the Second Amendment is just a remnant from revolutionary days. It has no meaning today,” Lisa tells Homer after he explains to his daughter it’s his constitutional right to own a gun.

“You couldn’t be more wrong, Lisa,” Homer responds. “If I didn’t have this gun, the king of England could just walk in here anytime he wants and start shoving you around. You want that?”