Ted Cruz jokes China wrote Pelosi's SXSW speech that calls for countries to 'work together'

Sen. Ted Cruz took to social media to ask if the Chinese government influenced a speech former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave Sunday at the South by Southwest conference, where she urged the audience not to "go after China."

The comment came as the Democratic lawmaker was urging global cooperation to stop climate change during a series on the "Future of Democracy."

"Here’s the thing, you can't just go after China with a cudgel. You have to say, 'We have to live on this planet together. How can we work together to save the planet from climate change?’" Pelosi asked at the Line Hotel Austin.

She added: "They are essential in that discussion. How can we work with them on issues when we can find common ground."