Ted Cruz Hits ‘Dishonest Journalists’ For Reports He Took ’18 Seconds’ to Comment on Trump Pardon Tweet


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is blasting the reports that suggested he took 18 seconds to responded to a question on President Trump‘s pardon tweet.

The senator was asked by a reporter if he agreed with Trump’s assertion that he could pardon himself. And judging from the recording, it did take 18 seconds for him to say, “That’s not a constitutional area I’ve studied so I will withhold judgement.” However, you can clearly hear footsteps in the clip.

Well, Cruz gave a full response to the question on Twitter.

Cruz then went after the “dishonest journalists” for their reports, saying he was running late to a meeting and was “simply ignoring” the question as “senators do every single day.”

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