In the wake of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, CNN host Chris Cuomo falsely accused leading Republicans of being ‘afraid’ to appear on CNN to talk about the tragedy, as though it was their fault it had occurred.
According to The Hill, during Thursday’s edition of “New Day,” he specifically targeted Florida. Gov Rick Scott, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“None would come on this morning. They’re all on Fox, the mothership, because they don’t want to be asked about this,” he said.
CNN’s senior media correspondent, Brian Stelter, doubled down on this erroneous assertion shortly thereafter with the following tweet:
But not only were they lying, as Sen. Ted Cruz pointed out, he exploded their myth by reporting that he’d actually given them an interview that they were apparently sitting on so they could push the narrative.
“I spoke to CNN for 15 mins yesterday about proactive solutions to prevent gun violence (like passing the Grassley-Cruz bill — which Dems filibustered — that would add $300 million for school safety) yet CNN has aired NONE of it,” the senator revealed.
Now some have reported that much already.
But now Cruz really puts the nail in the CNN story.
He has photographic proof of the interview.
Oh, and witnesses who saw it.
Cruz noted that he’s never been afraid of CNN.
“Gosh, I seem to recall doing not 1, not 2, but THREE town hall debates w/ @BernieSanders on @CNN Each 90 min long. You can accuse me of many things, but being afraid of CNN is not one of them,” he wrote.
So in summary, not only did CNN falsely Cruz of being too afraid to appear on the network to discuss the mass shooting, but then after the senator did in fact speak with its contributors about what happened Wednesday, CNN chose to pretend like the interview never even happened.
This isn’t just a mistake. They’re out-and-out lying.
And the only reason why would be to serve their political agenda.
This is disgraceful and all everyone should call them out on it.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]