Ted Cruz and Mark Hamill Battle Over Net Neutrality

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Posted: Dec 18, 2017 10:45 AM
Ted Cruz and Mark Hamill Battle Over Net Neutrality

May the free internet be with you.

Oh come on, you knew this post was going to include some serious Star Wars puns.

On Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went toe-to-toe with Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill over net neutrality. Ahead of the (successful) vote to curtail the Obama-era net neutrality regulations on internet service providers, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai tried to rally support for the vote by posing with different props in a Daily Caller video and explaining why getting rid of the rules was going to be beneficial to online consumers. One of those props happened to be a light saber.

Hamill, clearly not a fan, told Pai that his net neutrality vote has disqualified him from ever becoming a Jedi Knight.

That's when Cruz stepped into this intergalactic- I mean interweb - fight. The Texas senator used his own Star Wars knowledge to combat Hamill's initial argument.

Mr. Skywalker, never one to shy from a duel, had a (rather crude) retort.

Cruz counterpunched by quoting Master Yoda.

The whole episode was almost as entertaining as Episode XIII itself.

In any case, despite what some predicted about the end to the net neutrality rules - fallen, the sky has not.