Texas Senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R), in an emotional interview with Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly, revealed that his own mother recently blocked him on Facebook.
This unprecedented act of maternal indifference comes at a very stressful time for Cruz as he prepares for his 2016 run for President of the United States.
"At first I thought she must have accidentally unfriended me", Cruz remarked. "My mom isn't exactly technologically savvy. I sent her another friend request and a brief message asking her to accept it. However, when she ignored both of those I started to suspect the worst."
Many of the Texas Senator's campaign contributors admit they are worried that this scandal will hurt his chances in the 2016 election, especially because one of his main talking points is family unity.
Democrats wasted no time vilifying Cruz over the rift. Favored candidate Hillary Clinton stated, "This only goes to show that Ted Cruz will be devastating to our country. The man can't even keep his own family together! How can we possibly trust him to lead this great nation?"
Even O'Reilly, who usually supports his conservative guests, began distancing himself from Cruz after his shocking, on air confession. He ended the interview early and cut to commercial while Cruz was in mid-sentence.
When asked about the incident, Ted Cruz's mother, Eleanor Cruz, made no apologies for her actions.
"Look, I love my son. He's a good kid and everything but he can be quite needy and annoying. I was just tired of reading all his whiny statuses, okay? I was only going to delete him from my friends list, but when he started contacting me directly I knew I had to block him."