In an effort to keep from ever answering tough questions, Republican lawmakers typically avoid non right-wing cable networks like the plague. So some credit is due to Ted Cruz for willing to go on CBS’ Face the Nation this weekend.
But Cruz, as is his nature, attempted to squirm out of any kind of tough questioning. Margaret Brennan, though, didn’t give him an out, calling out the lack of evidence for election fraud.
Cruz attempted to claim, “Under the Constitution, Congress has a role and has a responsibility when it comes to certifying votes. And what I did, I brought together a group of 11 senators, and we objected — to call for an electoral commission to review the claims of voter fraud. And to assess, and make a determination to consider the evidence. And there’s a strong historical precedent for that.”
Brennan pressed, “You know that what you’re laying out as an intellectualized argument here is not what people gathered and chanting [against people] like Mike Pence were talking about. You know that.”
After some deflection by Cruz, the host continued, “Senator, there is no evidence of fraud that would have really drawn the outcome of the election into doubt. You know that.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CBS:
BRENNAN: "Senator there is no evidence of fraud that would have drawn the outcome of the election into doubt." pic.twitter.com/xfXP5HQLsa
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 21, 2021
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