CNN’s Anderson Cooper defined Friday why he’s not shopping for Sen. Ted Cruz’s apology for his controversial Cancun journey — nor the Texas Republican’s subsequent try at injury management.
Cruz confronted fierce backlash for fleeing to Mexico together with his household this week as his house state was hit by winter storms and mass energy blackouts and water shortages. Cruz lower brief his journey, returning by himself Thursday evening, and admitted it had been a mistake.
But, as Cooper famous, Cruz quickly tried to vary the narrative by lamenting the “divided” state of the nation and suggesting the media focus not on his scandal however on serving to to unravel the unfurling climate emergency.
“For damage control, he’s shifted that into cruise control,” quipped Cooper.
In an interview, the senator stated:
We’re at a really divided place in our nation, the place individuals are screaming vitriol and hate. And what? I feel that may be a unhappy signal of the place are. I don’t do this to different individuals. You don’t see me screaming at individuals I disagree with that they should resign. And one of many issues I’m most dismayed about how the final 24 hours performed out is that this complete factor has dominated the airwaves as a substitute of focussing on let’s remedy the issues.
“I’m sure he’s dismayed at the coverage, but not for the stated reason,” Cooper responded. “Because truth be told, it has not dominated the airwaves. It may feel that way to him because it’s so mortifying, but the airwaves have actually been dominated on local and national news outlets with hours and hours of reporting on the actual crisis, the one you were tired of hearing about and dealing with and were trying to escape from, Senator Cruz.”
“As for the country being, as you say, in a divided place. Coming from the guy that did all he could to perpetuate the lie that the election was stolen, the guy who voted to challenge the outcome of the legitimate election even after the Capitol was attacked?” Cooper added. “It’s a little rich.”
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