Republican Senator Ted Cruz got into it with the media during a press scrum after several reporters continually interrupted him and tried to correct him over the impeachment trial. It was contentious, even by today's standards, and one would be forgiven for confusing the reporters with Biden's legal defense team.
In one particularly sharp exchange, reporter Brian Karem, who is a Senior White House reporter for Playboy and a CNN political analyst, points out that the Trump defense team had not pointed to any actual crimes of Biden.
"Basically what [the Trump defense team] said is [Hunter Biden] got a job, his dad was Vice President... If that's a crime, I mean, shouldn't half of your children be in prison?," said Karem.
"My children are 9 and 11. I'm sorry you want to throw a 9-year old in prison but at this point my third-grader plays basketball and softball at her school," Cruz said humorously before ending more sternly with, "So. So stop playing the nasty Washington game!"
.@tedcruz handled this bizarre exchange masterfully.— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) January 28, 2020
Reporter argues that Hunter’s Burisma arrangement is NBD, then says “shouldn’t half of your kids also be in jail?” As if half of Senator's kids are getting millions from foreign govs to do nothing.pic.twitter.com/7EE859ZEaU
“Stop playing the nasty Washington game” Cruz is brilliant!— 🌹🌻🍀 (@mirror0002) January 28, 2020
The reporter is a f**k damned clown https://t.co/MnDRBjgXtD