U.S. Markets open in 9 mins

Ted Cruz's latest dig at Beto O'Rourke on Twitter might be his vilest yet

Heather Dockray

Ted Cruz's social media team has reached a dark new low.

Right before Senate hopeful Beta O'Rourke's debate with Cruz last night, where the sitting Senator skirted the question about whether police violence against African-Americans was a problem, Cruz released a seemingly innocuous video on Twitter featuring O'Rourke.

In it, Beto denounces the murder of Botham Jean, who was mysteriously killed in his apartment by an off-duty police officer.

SEE ALSO: Internet roasts Texas GOP for allegedly sharing this 'edgy' photo of Ted Cruz

Botham Shem Jean, who is black, was unarmed at the time of his death. It's unclear why his neighbor, a white off-duty police officer, entered his apartment and proceeded to shoot him. The case is ongoing.

Of all the videos Cruz could have shown of O'Rourke, he chose to share this one — in which the candidate denounces a seemingly cold-blooded murder, all while in a black church.

What, Twitter wanted to know, was so bad about Beto's stand?

Honestly, this tweet is far worse than the one Cruz liked about porn.

Here's a video of O'Rourke playing the air drums to cleanse your moral palette:

WATCH: Make your cooking a whole lot easier with this device

Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fvideo uploaders%2fdistribution thumb%2fimage%2f86656%2fbe155a77 2d88 4056 aab8 a0dadcc4b5d4