Tucker Carlson's incredible humiliation of Ted Cruz
Cruz surprisingly said a true thing about January 6. Carlson made him apologize.
One day after Tucker Carlson lambasted Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for describing the January 6 Capitol insurrection as a “violent terrorist attack,” Carlson invited Cruz on his show on Thursday night and thoroughly emasculated him.
The scene had the same vibes as the infamous 2016 image of Cruz phone banking for Trump after Trump insulted his wife and accused his dad of being involved in the murder of JFK.
Cruz made his fateful “violent terrorist attack” remark during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, and for once he was totally right. The attack on the Capitol, which left five dead and hundreds of people injured (including 140 police officers), clearly meets the FBI’s criteria for “domestic terrorism,” which the bureau defines as “violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences,” such as trying to install a defeated candidate in an elected office.
But for Carlson — who has spent a year defending insurrectionists, downplaying the January 6 attack, and even pushing an absurd conspiracy theory about the whole thing being an FBI trap — Cruz’s comments were insulting. And he made sure to remind him who’s boss.
Carlson’s producers teased the interview with chyrons that gave away where things were headed: “SEN CRUZ WILL BE HERE TO EXPLAIN HIMSELF,” blared one. Early during the interview, another asked “WHAT ON EARTH WAS TED CRUZ THINKING?”
Carlson came out of the gates swinging, accusing Cruz of lying about January 6 “on purpose” and demanding he account for this purported deception.
Cruz immediately began groveling.