Apparently, Ted Cruz Derangement Syndrome isn’t limited to Democrats and the media.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) comment Monday tying Nigerian email scammers to the rocky rollout of ObamaCare has upset some members of the Nigerian community in Texas.
According to the ABC News-affiliate in Houston, Texas, Nigerians are not happy with how Cruz portrayed them.
Cruz took a stab at the ObamaCare unveiling at a Tea Party rally earlier this week.
“Have you all noticed, you know the Nigerian email scammers? They’ve been a lot less active lately, because they’ve all been hired to run the Obamacare websites,” he said.
Heh. Pretty good joke. But hey, those Nigerians can be a touchy bunch at times.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation lists Nigerian Letter, more commonly “419,” is one of the most common fraud schemes. Some Nigerians still found Cruz’s comment offensive.
“I’m not too sure of the motive behind that. But anyway, the statement has been made, and it has a devastating effect in the mind of Nigerians because we don’t want to identify the country with anything negative. I’m not saying all Nigerians are perfect,” Pastor Felix Awotula of the Redeemed Christian Church of God told the ABC affiliate.