Video of Ted Cruz Falling Asleep During Joe Biden Speech Watched Over 1 Million Times

A video that appears to show Ted Cruz falling asleep during President Joe Biden's speech has been viewed more than one million times.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was caught closing his eyes and struggling to keep them open as Biden gave his first address to Congress.

During his speech, Biden spoke about what his administration had achieved in its first 100 days in office and outlined his goals for the future.

He also mentioned his administration's legislative agenda that includes higher capital gains tax, a comprehensive immigration reform bill, expanded voting, LGBTQ healthcare and women's rights, addressing climate change, and radical justice reform among other things.

But Cruz did not appear to share the same enthusiasm for Biden's speech as some of his colleagues and was filmed appearing to doze off.

At about the 60-minute mark, the C-SPAN camera cut away from Biden and focused on Cruz who was sitting and apparently struggling to keep his eyes open.

The brief clip was viewed more than one million times across several accounts that show slight variations of the same part of the address.

Cruz would later respond to the clip of him appearing to fall asleep when he quote-tweeted Newsmax host Benny Johnson's post, where the conservative commentator said: "Ted Cruz literally falling asleep in Biden speech. He is all of us."

The Senator responded: "#Boringbutradical."

Others mocked the clip of Cruz, with several accounts taking shots at the Texas Senator.

Looks like Ted’s eyes are hooked up to his state’s power grid

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 29, 2021

The Daily Show mocked Cruz by referring to the crisis in Texas earlier this year in a tweet that read: "Looks like Ted's eyes are hooked up to his state's power grid."

Occupy Democrats editor Grant Stern also took a shot at Cruz and used his bungled trip to Cancun as millions of Texans froze to hit out at the Senator.

When you demand to attend the #JointSession in person but you'd rather be in Cancún.#SleepyTed

— Grant Stern is half-vaccinated (@grantstern) April 29, 2021

He said: "When you demand to attend to #jointsession in person but you'd rather be in Cancun."

Cruz later issued a rebuttal of Biden's speech during an appearance on Fox News' Hannity show.

During the Wednesday night show he told host Sean Hannity: "I think the speech tonight, you could sum up three words: boring but radical.

"The speech tonight, by design, was calm and dulcet tones, you know I challenge you to remember a single line from the speech."

He later added: "This is the most radical fist hundred days of any president in the history of this country. This makes Barack Obama look mild and moderate."

Cruz was far from the only Republican to voice concern about the Biden administration's agenda.

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) offered the GOP rebuttal to President Biden's address, and outlined Republicans' long list of issues with the Biden administration.

In his rebuttal, he accused Democrats of "virtue signaling" and misrepresenting the controversial voter bill that was introduced in Georgia earlier this year, among several other points.

Newsweek has contacted Cruz for comment.

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Cruz appeared to fall asllep during the address. In this photo, Ted Cruz (R-TX) looks on during U.S. President Joe Biden's address to a joint session of congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. On the eve of his 100th day in office, Chip Somodevilla / Staff/Getty