Ted Cruz passionately extolling the virtues of queso dip will haunt your dreams for weeks


Cheese lovers: Brace yourselves for the horror that is Ted Cruz discussing queso dip dribbling onto his chin. 

Cruz and fellow Texas Sen. John Cornyn gathered Wednesday with Arkansas Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton for a blind taste test comparing Texas queso to two Arkansas cheese dips, the Dallas Morning News reported. A Twitter feud between Cotton and Cornyn started the cheesy contest. Weeks later, Republican senators voted on which liquid cheese is best during the Republican Senate Steering Committee lunch. 

"Queso is made to be scooped up with tortilla chips, dribbling down your chin, and onto your shirt." - Sen. Ted Cruz

During this lactose-heavy event, Cruz delivered a passionate monologue about queso — his love of dairy isn't all that surprising considering, Cruz tweeted earlier this year that his daughter Caroline's first sentence was "I like butter."  

But his excitement over queso is slightly stomach-turning. The man who praises anti-abortion extremists who condone violence against doctors that provide abortions just said queso is a "powerful family bond." 

Here's what he had to say when someone asked him what makes Texas queso so great: 

"It just tastes good. It speaks to the soul. Good queso relaxes you. Look, cheese dip can be served on a Ritz cracker or with one of those tiny Vienna sausages. Queso is made to be scooped up with tortilla chips, dribbling down your chin, and onto your shirt. One is a visceral, emotional, powerful family bond as you and your kids pour into nachos covered in queso. The other is party favors at an afternoon tea." 

Queso lost to Arkansas cheese dip, Cotton tweeted Wednesday afternoon. Cruz has yet to post a concession to any of his social media accounts. 

Doesn't all of this remind you of that one time, when, well, this happened:

Well, anywho, you can watch the entire queso clip in the video below: