In an exchange with IJReview Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) sounded a tad less magnanimous about his now infamous interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin than he had the day prior.
“Imagine if [Halperin] had asked Obama these same questions?” Cruz said at a American Conservative Union shindig. “He would have been run out of the industry.”
Le background: an interview between Halperin and Cruz was discovered more than a week after airing by a San Jose Mercury columnist, who denounced Halperin’s ethnic interrogation of Cruz. The hounds were unleashed on both sides of the aisle, and Halperin apologized Monday.
“No offense was taken, nor, I believe, intended,” Cruz wrote on Facebook, taking what was widely considered the high road.
On Tuesday, however, Cruz flatly called Halperin’s questions “silly” and “ridiculous,” though he maintained the Bloomberg editor needn’t apologize. “The media is a disaster and this is a perfect example of their double standards,” he added, listing ways in which President Barack Obama had gotten a pass.
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