Ted Cruz eviscerated a reporter covering the impeachment trial for playing a “nasty game” after the latter suggested the senator’s children should be in jail.
The reporter clearly thought he was making a witty retort to Cruz’ insistence that Hunter Biden, son of former vice president Joe Biden, may be involved in corruption with a Ukrainian gas company.
The journalist dismissed Hunter’s involvement with the company and his father’s quid pro quo in demanding a prosecutor investigating them be fired under the threat of withholding aid.
“Hunter Biden got a job,” they said. “His dad was Vice President. If that’s a crime, shouldn’t half of your children be in prison?”
Cue the sad trombone. We’re sure when he wrote it down, this hack thought he was delivering an epic rebuttal. Until you realize Cruz’s children are 9 and 11-years-old.
Republican senators have been threatening to haul Hunter in with a subpoena during the impeachment trial as a means to understand more about President Trump’s desire to investigate corruption in Ukraine.
“We’ve just seen two hours of evidence and at a minimum, it was not only reasonable and justified but the president, I think had an obligation to investigate corruption that potentially extended to the very highest levels of government,” Cruz told reporters.
Cruz shrugged off the latest alleged ‘bombshell‘ involving former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book and instead suggested it is Biden who is the more crucial witness.
“I get that the press loves to obsess over the latest bombshell,” Cruz responded. “Listen, I don’t know what John Bolton’s book says or doesn’t say. I’ve seen the New York Times coverage but at the end of the day, it doesn’t impact the legal issue before this Senate.”
“The legal issue before this Senate is whether a president has the authority to investigate corruption,” he continued. “So the House managers built their entire case on the proposition that investigating Burisma corruption, investigating the Bidens for corruption, was baseless and a sham. The proposition is absurd.”
Not as absurd as the media suggesting his children should be in jail if they had jobs. Which they don’t. Again, because they’re 9 and 11.
To his credit, Cruz keeps his cool when being confronted with such an asinine analogy that everybody surrounding him and the reporter bursts into laughter.
‘Shouldn’t half your children be in prison?’
The reporter actually had to write this down in his little journal or rehearse the question in his head and then actually said it out loud.
“My children are 9 and 11, I’m sorry you want to throw a 9-year-old in prison, but at this point, my third-grader plays basketball and softball at her school so stop playing the nasty Washington game,” Cruz shot back.
“It’s not a nasty Washington game,” came the reporter’s response.
“Attacking a 9-year-old?” Cruz scoffed, giving a slight wave of the hand and moving on to people more serious about their careers.
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