During Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-Ala.) attorney general confirmation hearing, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) predictably attacked the Alabama senator with baseless accusations, which led to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) eviscerating Franken’s claims in epic fashion.
The Blaze reported:
Later in the day, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took exception to Franken’s criticism of Sessions civil rights record, and said Franken was simply trying to undermine Sessions and insinuate that Sessions had misrepresented his record.
Cruz pointed out that the op-ed relied upon by Franken for his attack was written by an attorney, Gary Hebert, who had previously admitted to misstatements of fact during testimony before a Senate committee.
Franken later responded, characterizing his attack on Sessions’ honesty as merely doing his job by questioning the record of a nominee. He did not ask Sessions any further direct questions about his record or give him an opportunity to respond.
“It is unfortunate to see members of this body impugn the integrity of a fellow senator with whom we have served for years,” Cruz said. “It is particularly unfortunate when that attempt is not backed up by fact.”
Cruz explained why he supports Sessions and why others oppose him: “I support Senator Sessions for attorney general for the very reason that many vehemently oppose him. Namely, I — and they — know that Sessions will enforce the law.”
The fact that this is controversial tells you all you need to know about the sorry intellectual state of our country’s elites, especially in the legal academy and federal bureaucracies. Senator Sessions believes in the foundational idea that we are governed by objectively knowable, written rules, and that we should not be subject to the interpretive whims of unelected, power-hungry bureaucrats. Sessions will instill this belief at the Department of Justice.
You can watch Cruz tear down Franken’s B.S. below:
The left really needs to learn some new tricks. Their attacks on Sessions have been painfully predictable. Everyone knows the left’s playbook yet they continue to run the same routes.
Leftists trot out baseless claims and outright lies to throw against the well just to see what will stick. It’s shameful, it’s disgusting, and it has become the M.O. of the Democrat Party over the years.
Fortunately, Cruz was able to easily tear apart Franken’s shameful attacks on Sessions that he tried to play off as just doing his job.
Sorry Franken, your job isn’t supposed to be spreading lies and baseless claims, despite the fact that the Democrat Party clearly seems to think that’s their role.