Ted Cruz and Sean Hannity got into a heated argument on the conservative’s radio show on Tuesday over the Republican Party’s primary.
Everything was going well until Hannity started asking Cruz if he was circumventing the will of the people by trying to woo delegates to support him on a second ballot if the GOP convention is contested:
You’re hoping to get to a second ballot. In other words, in a second ballot people that support Donald Trump or John Kasich or Marco Rubio, if those delegates are still relevant, can then switch their votes. So you’re in a process of talking to delegates, and it seems to be very extensive. Could you explain to people what’s going on?
Cruz responded by dodging the question like he always does and accusing Trump of whining. This didn’t sit well with Hannity and he again asked him to explain why he is talking to the delegates. Cruz responded by laughing a little and repeating his line about Trump supporters being the only people making that accusation. That’s when Hannity flipped out, raising his voice he asked:
Why do you do this? Every single time I — no, you gotta stop. Every time I have you on the air and I ask a legitimate question, you try to throw this in my face. I’m getting sick of it. I’ve had you on more than any other candidate on radio and TV. So if I ask you, senator, a legitimate question to explain to the audience, why don’t you just answer it?
After some back and forth, Cruz repeated his narrative and got snarky with the host, saying:
I cannot help that the Donald Trump campaign does not seem of running a lemonade stand…My focus is on jobs, freedom and security, not this incessant whining from the other side. If you lose, don’t cry about it. Go back and learn how to win an election.
The Senator is, in fact, speaking to delegates who have already pledged to support Trump in the first ballot at the convention. He absolutely is hoping for a contested convention because if it goes to a second ballot, it is possible that he could become the nominee. However, he isn’t going to say that to Hannity because he can’t admit to that Republican voters.
There is a reason he is known as the most hated person in the Senate. Duh.
Listen to the interview:
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