US Senator Ted Cruz has unleashed a Twitterstorm after he jokingly confessed on Sunday via Twitter that he was the legendary hijacker D.B. Cooper.
Cruz replied to a post by the Federal Bureau of Investigation detailing Cooper's story with three simple words: I did it.
His off the cuff remark immediately sent ripples across social media with netizens reviving the rumours of Cruz's links to other 20th century conspiracies, including the mock theory that the politician was in fact the notorious Zodiac Killer.
Sounds like something the son of someone involved in the JFK assassination might do.— Frank Stuart (@fstuart2) November 24, 2019
Nice try, Zodiac.— Heather Libby (@heatherlibby) November 24, 2019
During— Michael Archer (@economarcher) November 24, 2019
My gosh, Senator! Between this, being the Zodiac killer and suppressing all that information about your father's involvement in the JFK assassination, you had some busy work weeks back in the early 70's.— Steve (@fanucules) November 24, 2019
With the impeachment probe into Trump is in full swing, other users warned Cruz that his "confession" would suffice for the Dems to start proceedings against him.
Great, now the Democrats are going to try and censure @tedcruz because they don’t understand jokes anymore!— Tad (@TadChadwick) November 24, 2019
I expect dems to start a full scale investigation based on this admission. Just like when Trump admitted to treason by joking.— Newt (@Knewtles) November 25, 2019
Meanwhile, others provided their own vision of Cooper's personality.
It was Hunter Biden with help from Ukrainians— Donald J. Trumptin (@siberiancandate) November 24, 2019
In 1971, a man in a black suit and tie, calling himself Dan Cooper, boarded a Boeing 727 flying from Portland to Seattle, and told a flight attendant he had explosives in his briefcase, handing her a note with a ransom demand. As the plane landed, D.B. Cooper released the passengers in exchange for $200,000 and four parachutes, before ordering the aircraft to fly to Mexico. He jumped out of the jet near the Washington-Oregon border and was never seen again.
The FBI immediately launched an investigation, but the crime remains unsolved. The bureau never ruled out the possibility that D.B. Cooper was killed in the jump.
Ted Cruz was born in December 1970, less than a year before the hijack took place.