You may have already noticed that Senator Ted Cruz acts in a condescending manner to many reporters. But recently, he went beyond condescending and verbally attacked a member of the media.
While speaking in Beaumont, Texas, a reporter for KMBT asks Cruz a very simple question: Do you have any personal animosity against gay people? That’s certainly a fair query in light of remarks Cruz has made in the past about same-sex couples. But Cruz, rather than just answering the question, launched into the reporter with this:
“Let me ask a question: Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that’s obsessed with sex? Why is it the only question you want to ask concerns homosexuals? You’re wincing. You don’t want to talk about foreign policy.”
And then the junior Senator from Texas went all bizarro on the guy, and remarked:
“You want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children, and that murder homosexuals — that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.”
The reporter asks his question a second time, to which Cruz replies:
“Do you have a personal animosity against Christians, sir? Your line of questioning is highly curious. You seem fixated on a particular subject. Look, I’m a Christian; scripture commands us to love everybody, and what I have been talking about with respect to same-sex marriage is the Constitution, which is what we should all be focused on.”
OK, Teddy Boy. Take a deep breath and try to relax. No one is blaming you for anything, even though we certainly could considering that you have trashed just about everyone on the progressive side during your brief tenure in the U.S. Senate.
Admittedly, none of us ever expected Cruz to win the 2106 GOP Presidential nomination, but is it really necessary for him to act like such a spoiled jerk whenever someone asks him a legitimate question? Some advice, Senator: If you don’t like the question, just learn to smile and walk away or say you have no comment. It would save so much time and effort.
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This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.