While he hasn’t been in the headlines as often as he once was (mainly because the Republican party seems to have made a conscious effort to marginalize him), Ted Cruz still remains one of the bigger names among congressional Republicans.
And I’ve made no secret of my own personal disdain toward the man. Honestly, one of the hardest parts of my job is having to hear his voice. Just the sound of it makes my skin crawl.
But when I saw a clip where he accused Hillary Clinton of treating the truth like some partisan tool, I forced myself to stomach the interview for the sake of writing this article.
Cruz said, “The truth isn’t partisan, they’re basic questions that haven’t been answered, and she views it as criticism.”
First off, most of these “basic questions” she’s been asked have been answered numerous times. People like Cruz keep claiming there are “unanswered questions” about Benghazi when the questions have been answered.
But she had to know going on this book tour that she was bound to face these kinds of questions.
Though I can’t say that I completely blame her for getting somewhat testy at times during these interviews when she’s being asked to answer questions that have been answered numerous times already.
But for – of all people – Ted Cruz to essentially say that Hillary Clinton manipulates the truth for partisan means is truly comical. This is the man who led the shutdown of our government, only to say later that he never wanted to see our government shut down.
Then if you really want to get a good idea of just how often Ted Cruz lies, head on over to Politifact and check out their profile of his comments they’ve fact-checked. As it stands now, 69% (22 of 32) of the comments Cruz has made that they’ve fact-checked have been rated “Mostly False,” “False,” or “Pants on Fire.”
Just to contrast that with Hillary Clinton’s Politifact profile, only 28% (26 of 94) of her comments have been rated “Mostly False,” “False,” or “Pants on Fire.”
Yet Ted Cruz wants to say that Hillary Clinton plays partisan politics with facts?
While Cruz stands absolutely no chance at winning the GOP nomination in 2016, part of me wishes he would just so I could see Hillary Clinton destroy him during the presidential debates.
Though I’m sure during the GOP primaries, he (and the other Republicans who decide to run in 2016) will provide fact checkers with plenty of job security.