Ted Cruz has been taken down by an MSNBC reporter for lying over the impasse that brought the US Government to a standstill. Kasie Hunt called out the former presidential candidate over his role in the 2013 shutdown of Congress.
Cruz said, “I have consistently opposed shutdowns. In 2013 I said we shouldn’t shut the government down. I went to the floor asking unanimous consent to reopen the government.” Kasie Hunt then went on the offensive, calling out Cruz saying, “Sir, you stood in the way of that.”
Cruz then took a page out of his boss’s playbook by insisting that the reporter was stating something that was “factually incorrect.” After Hunt once again rebuffed the Senator, Cruz launched into a monologue that seemed to meander and not take on Hunt’s assertions directly. He claimed that the media was trying to plant a “narrative” and ran into a long speech that was actually concerned with “Obamacare” and not the shutdown which he helped to bring about just five years ago.
During the presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly referred to Cruz as “Lying Ted Cruz,” something it appears was one of the handful of things Donald Trump is actually correct about. Though it must be noted that serial liar and cheater Donald Trump calling out someone else for lying is laughable. In just the last few weeks it has come to light that he had an affair with an adult film star while married to First Lady Melania and paid the star hush money to keep quiet. Trump has kept quiet and his silence is deafening.
Kasie Hunt has been celebrated for taking on the lies of Ted Cruz directly. It is exactly this type of excellent journalism that keeps the US Government accountable and the American public should be delighted that there are journalists like Hunt who are prepared to ask the tough questions.
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