Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) enraged the mostly liberal co-hosts of ABC’s “The View,” when he pointed out that the mainstream media attacks Republican lawmakers for questioning the legitimacy of certain elections, but largely ignore when Democratic politicians like Hillary Clinton do the same thing.
In a Monday morning interview that was nothing less than chaotic and combative, Cruz held his own against the table of talking heads who were eager to battle him over nearly every sentence out of his mouth, and proved themselves to be hypocrites in the process.
Cruz, who appeared on the show to promote his new book, “Justice Corrupted: How the Left Weaponized Our Legal System,” was asked by the show’s token Republican, Alyssa Farah Griffin, how he could “reconcile” his “Constitutional convictions” with the January 6th Capitol riot and the attempts to overturn the election with 60-plus court cases.
Griffin point blank asked if Cruz thought President Joe Biden was “legitimately elected,” and stated that half of the Republican party doesn’t believe he was, so “it would be very powerful for you to tell the truth.”
“So, listen, Biden is the president today,” he retorted before one of the co-hosts tried to cut him off and he had to quell her.
Cruz calmly clarified that the majority of the media try to provoke Republican politicians on camera, by saying that “the election was fair and square and legitimate,” but refused to use the same tactics on liberal lawmakers.
“You know who ya’ll don’t do that too?” Cruz questioned. “You don’t do it to Hillary Clinton, who stood up and said Trump stole the election.”
Griffin cut him off and screeched that, “They didn’t storm the capital, they didn’t try to kill my former boss.”
Cruz powered through, calling out “The View” for allowing Stacey Abrams to tell the show’s audience during her Sept. 14 appearance, that her 2018 race against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp was “stolen” and “illegitimate.”
“And it was,” Whoopi Goldberg interrupted.
“So it’s illegitimate when Republicans win, but not when Democrats win,” Cruz shot back.
“Here’s the thing,” Goldberg snapped. “We may not like when Republicans win, but we don’t go and we don’t storm. We don’t try to change… We don’t do that.”
Perplexed, Cruz spat, “Did I miss an entire year of Antifa riots? Where cities across this country were burning?”
Goldberg feigned ignorance and said that she didn’t know what an Antifa riot was, and Cruz called her on it. “Your position is the left doesn’t engage in violence, really?”
The conversation descended into chaos when the Texas senator whipped out a list of quotes by Hillary Clinton, where she called former President Donald Trump’s election “illegitimate” and claimed the 2016 race was “stolen” from her.
Rather than let Cruz continue to read his points, the co-hosts screeched over him. He spoke louder to continue listing off quotes, but Ana Navaro scolded him for piping up.
“Lower your voice, because we are very close to each other,” she hissed. “I know you come here to sell a book and pick a fight, but we’re not gonna do that today.”
Earlier in the broadcast, three climate protestors in the audience chanted, “Cover climate now,” and “F–k you, Ted Cruz!”
Goldberg told the women to let them do their jobs, and security escorted them out of the sound stage.