Senator Ted Cruz On The Planned Parenthood Attacks, The Freedom Act, 2016, Illegal Immigration And More
Senator Ted Cruz, surging in Iowa, joined me on today’s show:
HH: Pleased to begin this hour on Monday with United States Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show.
TC: Hugh, it’s great to be with you, and I’ve got to say, I always love doing your show, because coming into the Game of Thrones music just makes everyone feel more epic and like we are engaged in the battle we are to save this country.
HH: Well, we still think you might be the king in the north, so we have to wait and see, but let me start…
TC: Are you saying someone’s cutting my head off?
HH: No, well, you know, the king of the north, it could go either way. It depends on what that means.
HH: Senator, toughest question to start. Obviously, if Alabama or Clemson loses, Ohio State’s in the college football playoff, right?
TC: So I understand.
HH: So you’re in agreement with that, and you’ll lobby the CFP playoff committee?
TC: Look, you know, there are, let me content myself with battles about national security and politics and leave the really important questions of college football to other folks with greater skill and capability than I have.
HH: All right, then let’s go to the very, very serious stuff.
TC: But I will say this, Hugh, that since Iowa and South Carolina both have early primaries, this year, I’m rooting for a national championship between Iowa and Clemson, and if that happens, I’ve given a lot of thought to it, and I’ve decided the very best outcome is that it goes to triple overtime and ends in a tie.
HH: That is, that is very politick, but you are overlooking the March 15th primary in Ohio, Senator. And so I’m just pointing that out.
HH: Now let’s go to the very, very serious stuff. Jennifer Markovsky, Ke’Arre Stewart and Garrett Swasey, the last, a police officer, lost their lives in Colorado when that gunman killed them last week. On the CBS News write-up yesterday, though, of this, there is this paragraph. “On Sunday, Planned Parenthood said Dear’s,” that’s the killer’s, “words, matched the ‘hateful rhetoric’ GOP presidential candidates and many conservative leaders have been using since now-discredited, secretly-taped videos discussing the procurement of fetal body parts for medical research came out.” Now first of all, that’s CBS editorializing. And I don’t think these videos have been discredited in the least, do you, Senator?
TC: Look, of course they haven’t, and that’s CBS behaving like the mainstream media always does, as liberal partisans. And indeed, it’s one of the most striking things that none of the major network news have been willing to even show the Planned Parenthood videos, which demonstrate senior Planned Parenthood officials being caught on tape apparently committing a pattern of ongoing felonies. But none of this is surprising. The media, just like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, are trying to politicize this tragic shooting. This man was a deranged, homicidal killer, and you and I are both un-apologetically prolife, and that means defending every human life, including the unborn, but also including the police officer and the civilians who lost their lives. And this murder was fundamentally wrong. And the efforts of the media to transform it into their pro-abortion propaganda is as transparent as it is despicable. Continue Reading