Ted Cruz tells Chris Cuomo to 'hush child' as pair re-ignite nasty Twitter spat over Trump’s election challengeNovember 18, 2020
SENATOR TED Cruz told Chris Cuomo to "hush child" as the pair re-ignite their Twitter spat over Donald Trump’s election challenge.
The Texas politician tweeted a clip from his podcast "Verdict" on Tuesday, which supported the lawsuits Trump launched in key battleground states.
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He said: "Here's a radical proposition: elections are decided when the results have been counted and the legal proceedings are over.
"That didn't use to be a controversial proposition," Cruz added after several Trump lawsuits were dismissed by judges.
Cuomo retweeted Cruz's assessment, writing that Cruz was "wrong."
"You have been empowering the notion that there are problems with the count that justify delaying transition in the middle of figuring out how to distribute a vaccine in a pandemic," he said.
But their spat feud took an unpleasant turn when Cruz shot back: "Hush child."
Cuomo then fired back in a tweet.
"Says the man who called a senator an 'ass.' Senator, you have people on lines for food in your state," he retorted.
"Focus on them…on those children. Every day you delay relief the line grows."
Cruz then blamed Senate Democrats for "filibustering" the coronavirus relief bill as a second wave of the virus rips through the USA.
"You should call on your own party to stop blocking relief," he wrote. "EVERY SINGLE Dem voted to filibuster. I suspect you never reported on that fact to your viewers."
Neither side has yet to agree on a stimulus package and Republican Party members in the senate shot down the Dems' Heroes Act over the summer.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen Chuck Schumer begged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "to join us at the negotiating table this week" as Covid-19 cases surge.
Neither side has spoken since November 3 as Democrats push for a $2.2 trillion package while Republicans seek a $500 billion bill.
After their Twitter sparring, Cuomo then referenced his fight with Cruz on-air, slamming his "unique brand of jackassery."
This jibe came after Cruz chided Senator Sherrod Brown, a democrat from Ohio, for scolding Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska, for not wearing a mask on the Senate floor.
Cuomo raged: "You are a Covidiot, Senator Cruz. I know you went to Harvard, I know you're really smart.
"You just try really hard not to act that way too often, especially when Trump is involved."
"You would think Cruz would have a lot more sense about how bad this virus is. You see what is happening in his state of Texas?
"Just became the first to surpass a million cases. He doesn't say that often.
"Not to mention the hunger pandemic that is there- thousands waiting in food lines in north Texas this weekend, cars as far as you can see filled with Americans in need when they shouldn't be."
Cuomo said he invited Cruz on his show again but he was "unavailable."
This follows their slugfest back in September when Cruz slammed the anchor's brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
"I get that your show wants to attack Texas, and Florida, and Georgia because they have Republican governors," Cruz said.
"We've also had much, much lower death rates than many other parts of the country. And it's political, the attacks you're making."
"There is something disgusting that Democrats are doing, that Joe Biden does, and that you do, which is you try to blame the people who've lost their lives on your political enemies.
"And that's just not right. It's not right at all and it's particularly not right, Chris, when your brother has presided over the state with the highest death rate in the country."
Right now, Covid-19 is surging in the midwest with the CDC predicting that deaths will "likely increase over the next four weeks, with 5,500 to 13,400 new deaths likely to be reported in the week ending December 5, 2020.”
Seven of the eight worst hit states are in the midwestern states, including North Dakota and South Dakota, both of which are run by Republican governors.
North Dakota reported 525 hospitalizations per million and South Dakota reporting 623 per million, according to Forbes.
Trump hasn't attended a Covid-19 briefing in five months and has yet to concede to President-elect Joe Biden.
His personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani tried to block Biden's win in a Pennsylvania court yesterday by requesting the state didn't certify its election results, prompting withering questions from the judge.
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