TL;DR Summary Sen. Ted Cruz was bribed by the Koch brothers and is their puppet in the Senate. Politifact rates this a “pants on fire” lie. Relies on a false assertion to link the target’s presumed dislike of the Koch brothers as a reason to dislike Ted Cruz. In other words, the propaganda method of “transference”. At the time I collected this item, it had been shared over 94,000 times on Facebook.