Senator Ted Cruz, of R-Texas, had a heated argument on Twitter with CNN presenter Chris Cuomo over President Trump’s ongoing legal battle contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election and the pandemic of coronavirus.
The feud began on Tuesday when Cruz shared a clip from his “Verdict” podcast offering what some on the left now see as a “radical proposition.”
“Here is a radical proposition – elections are decided when the results have been counted and the court proceedings are completed. It was not a controversial proposition, ”summed up Cruz.
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This claim did not suit the “Cuomo Prime Time” host.
“Wrong,” Cuomo reacts. “You reinforced the idea that there are issues with the tally that justify delaying the transition in the midst of determining how to distribute a vaccine in a pandemic.
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“Own it… because the job is yours and it will be remembered,” the CNN presenter told Cruz.
“Hush my child,” replied Cruz.
“Senator, you have people in line for food in your state. Focus on them… on these kids. Every day you delay the relief, the line gets longer, ”Cuomo said.
Cruz then provided a fact check for the CNN presenter on how Senate Democrats blocked passage of the COVID relief bills.
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“In the past 2 months, we have voted TWICE on $ 500 billion in COVID relief. Both times, senators in the Senate have filibustered. You should call on your own party to stop blocking relief. EVERY DEM voted against filibuster. I suspect you never reported this fact to your viewers, ”Cruz told Cuomo.
Cuomo later aired their feud, calling Cruz’s “unique mark of jackassery” after hitting his colleague Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, for scolding Senator Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, for do not wear a mask on the Senate floor.
“You are a Covidiot, Senator Cruz,” Cuomo said. “I know you went to Harvard, I know you are really smart. You just really try not to act that way too often, especially when Trump is involved. ”
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“One might think that Cruz would have a lot more sense on the gravity of this virus. See what’s going on in his state of Texas? He just became the first to exceed one million cases. He doesn’t say it often. Not to mention the hunger pandemic that has thousands of people waiting in queues in North Texas this weekend, cars as far as the eye can see filled with Americans in need when they shouldn’t. be it, ”Cuomo continued.
Perhaps Cuomo remained bitter after the brawl he had with Cruz during an on-air interview at the end of September, where the senator had a heated exchange about the coronavirus and invoked the handling of the pandemic by his brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in that state while exposing the double standard of CNN’s anchor as he repeatedly condemned GOP governors with lower death rates in their states.
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“I understand your show wants to attack Texas, Florida and Georgia because they have Republican governors. We’ve also had much, much lower death rates than in many other parts of the country, ”said Cruz, referring to the Democratic leadership. States. “And it’s political, the attacks you make. ”
“There is something disgusting that Democrats are doing, that Joe Biden is doing, and that you are doing, which is, you are trying to blame the people who have lost their lives on your political enemies,” continued Cruz. “And that’s just not fair… It’s not at all correct and it’s especially bad, Chris, when your brother presided over the state with the highest death rate in the country.” “