Ted Cruz is no stranger to arguing the finer points of an issue. The 46-year-old Texas Senator has won national debate championships and he has fared well in multiple town halls, including his recent sparring match with Bernie Sanders. Yesterday, however, Rep. Ted Cruz found himself up against former acting Attorney General Sally Yates in an exchange that was the political equivalent of Canelo v. Chavez Jr. Yates and Cruz discussed many issues around President Trump’s travel ban, which Yates famously blocked, leading to her removal as Deputy Attorney General. Several times, Cruz attempted to undermine Yates’ authority on legal matters, but she was the acting Attorney General, so she was more than fluent in the language of the law, leading to many awkward moments for Cruz during the exchange.
Cruz’s attempts to one-up Yates fell flat, and many were impressed with the easy work Yates made of the Texas Senator.
Those who follow politics loved how poised Yates was during the exchange, which many described as “heated.”
Because Sally Yates brought the fire.
And they hated Cruz’s attempt to “mansplain” legal matters to someone with years of legal experience.
Did anyone really think Sally Yates would crumble because of Ted Cruz?
Yates’ performance was the breath of fresh air so many people needed.
Many wondered how Cruz would recover.
Democratic Senators, though probably biased, also agreed that Yates clearly outclassed Cruz in the exchange.
Other people consider this Cruz’s most cringe-worthy moment since that time his own daughter refused to kiss him.
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