It’s not exactly a secret that Sen. Ted Cruz is someone who I loathe more than just about anyone. That being said, Fox News’ Sean Hannity is definitely on that same list – just a few spots lower. While I can’t stand Hannity, he’s almost such a cartoon character of a “journalist” that it’s difficult for me to really take much of what he says seriously. The only people who take him seriously are conservatives who turn to him to simply tell them what they want to hear.
So when I came across an exchange where Cruz and the Fox News host got rather heated with one another during an interview, I was curious as to who might have made the better point. After all, these are two individuals I absolutely cannot stand.
Well, as it turns out, Hannity was spot-on when he called Cruz out for some rather questionable ethical campaign behavior.
It all started when Hannity asked the GOP presidential candidate to explain the process he’s using to try to “flip” delegates over to his side in an attempt to defeat Donald Trump:
Hannity: You’re hoping to get to a second ballot. In other words, in a second ballot people that support Donald Trump or John Kasich or Marco Rubio, if those delegates are still relevant, can then switch their votes. So you’re in a process of talking to delegates, and it seems to be very extensive. Could you explain to people what’s going on?
Cruz: Sean, with all respect, that’s not what people are concerned about…the media loves to obsess about process. This process and this whining from the Trump campaign is all silly. It’s very, very simple…
Hannity: It’s more than a process question. It’s an integrity of the election question, and everybody’s asking me this question so I’m giving you an opportunity to explain it.
That’s when Cruz basically accused Hannity of being a Trump supporter for asking the question – and the Fox News host unloaded on him.
“Why do you do this?” Hannity asked. “Every single time I, no, you gotta stop. Every time I have you on the air and I ask a legitimate question, you try to throw this in my face. I’m getting sick of it. I’ve had you on more than any other candidate on radio and TV. So if I ask you, senator, a legitimate question to explain to the audience, why don’t you just answer it?”
“Sean, can I answer your question without being interrupted?” Cruz replied.
This is all classic Ted Cruz. Nearly every single time he’s asked a difficult question, or called out on something, he almost always tries to paint it as some sort of media-driven attack against him. Then when the interviewer gets frustrated because Cruz continually tries to avoid answering the question, the Texas senator then pulls out the “will you stop interrupting me” nonsense. Basically what Cruz is trying to do is a classic aversion tactic where he’s trying to talk long enough to shift focus away from the topic he doesn’t want to discuss, while also essentially killing time hoping to “run out the clock” on the interview.
Despite Hannity’s continued attempts to get him to address his questions, Cruz continued to try to pivot toward his talking points. It was plainly obvious he didn’t want to discuss the fact that there are some rather questionable issues going on behind the scenes by Republicans to try to keep Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination. The fact that Cruz went to his “go-to” propaganda to try to avoid Hannity’s questions basically proves that he knows there’s some rather unethical maneuvering going on that he certainly doesn’t want people to know about.
But it is telling as to just how terrible and detestable Ted Cruz really is when someone like Sean Hannity seems to have finally reached his limit dealing with his ridiculous b.s. and lies.
Listen to the interview below via Fox News:
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