CNN’s Anderson Cooper shredded Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for absconding to Mexico during Winter Storm Uris and for his hypocritical complaint that the United States is in a “very divided place” – despite having parroted former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election – which led to a siege on the Capitol on January 6th.
Cruz said in an interview with CNN:
We’re at a very divided place in our country, where people are screaming vitriol and hate. And you know what? I think that is a sad sign of where are. I don’t do that to other people. You don’t see me screaming at people I disagree with that they need to resign. And one of the things I’m most dismayed about how the last 24 hours played out is this whole thing has dominated the airwaves instead of focusing on, ‘Let’s solve the problems.
Cooper tore all of that down.
“I’m sure he’s dismayed at the coverage, but not for the stated reason, because truth be told, it has not dominated the airwaves. It may feel that way to him because it’s so mortifying, but the airwaves have actually been dominated on local and national news outlets with hours and hours of reporting on the actual crisis, the one you were tired of hearing about and dealing with and were trying to escape from, Sen. Cruz,” Cooper observed.
“As for the country being, as you say, in a divided place – coming from the guy that did all he could to perpetuate the lie that the election was stolen – the guy who voted to challenge the outcome of the legitimate election even after the Capitol was attacked? It’s a little rich,” said Cooper.
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