(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- During his podcast this week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said he is convinced he may have had something to do with Utah Senator Mitt Romney deciding to shave his beard.
Cruz said during Monday’s “Verdict with Ted Cruz” podcast that the Utah Republican returned from Thanksgiving sporting white stubble. Cruz noted that it was “interesting” that the dark-haired Romney’s beard was entirely white, adding he thought “it looked good.”
He recounted joking with Romney on the floor of the Senate, saying he welcomed Romney to the “bearded club.” According to Cruz, Romney told him he didn’t shave over the Thanksgiving holiday and his wife Ann thought it looked cute, so he decided to keep the beard.
Cruz said he shared with Romney that different generations have differing views on beards. He said younger people in their 20s and 30s like beards while older women in their 70s and 80s don’t. He said for many older people, beards remind them of hippies.
Cruz said he recounted to Romney what happened to him when he first showed up at the Senate sporting a beard.
According to Cruz, Senator Dianne Feinstein approached him while he was speaking with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. She told McConnell “when are we going to get Ted to shave that hideous thing on his face?”
Cruz said after he told Romney about that, the next day, Romney showed up clean-shaven.
Cruz’s co-host Ben Ferguson joked that Romney didn’t want any heat from the Democrats since he loves the Democrat base and “loves the liberals liking him.”
When he learned that Romney shaved his beard, Cruz said he marched to Romney’s office where he voiced his disapproval and demanded he grow it back. He said he told Romney that he shouldn’t deprive his grandchildren of a Santa beard right before Christmas.