Zing! Ted Cruz: ‘In the History of the Universe, Nobody Has Ever Been Afraid of Chris Cuomo’

Appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, Ted Cruz struck back at liberal CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and his fake news accusation that the senator is afraid to come on his network. CPAC moderator Ben Domenech joked, “I am not on Twitter right now, but I do wonder if in the five minutes since we have started, Chris Cuomo has tweeted whether you are afraid to come on his program to talk about [guns].” 

Cruz dismissed the self-important CNN journalist: “I'm quite certain in the history of the universe, nobody has ever been afraid of Chris Cuomo.” Ouch. 

 

 

The Republican said of the liberal agenda against guns: “Every time you see a horrific crime, people in the media and Democratic politicians immediately try to leap on it to advance their agenda. Their agenda is stripping Second Amendment rights away from law-abiding citizens.” 

Last week, Cuomo huffed that Republicans like Cruz were “hiding” from CNN after the shooting in Florida. Then, it turned out that CNN had conducted an interview with Cruz, something the Senator pointed out on Twitter: 

 

A partial transcript is below:  

CPAC
2/22/18
2:23

BEN DOMENECH (The Federalist): The left today basically says the kingdom of England does not going to come around and push us. 

TED CRUZ: Yep. 

BEN DOMENECH: There is no threats from tyranny. We do not have the kind of threats whether in the old west or something like that that we experience anymore. Why cannot somebody do some thing for the children? That is essentially what we saw last night on CNN and what we have seen in the conversation about the guns over the past couple weeks.

CRUZ: You mean last night's CNN infomercial? 

DOMENECH: It was quite an effective one though. 

CRUZ: It Is an amazing thing and it is tiresome. Every time you see a horrific crime, people in the media and Democratic politicians immediately try to leap on it to advance their agenda. Their agenda is to strip Second Amendment rights away from law-abiding citizens. 

...

DOMENECH: I am not on Twitter right now but I do wonder if the five minutes since we have started, Chris, has tweeted whether you are afraid to come on his program to talk about this. 

CRUZ: I'm quite certain in the history of the universe, nobody has ever been afraid of Chris Cuomo. 


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