One big difference between Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Joe McCarthy is that Cruz uses a Teleprompter
Cruz (R-TX), who claimed there were a dozen Communists on the Harvard Law School faculty and who regularly describes
President Obama as a "radical" and "socialist," won't say whether or not he admires red-baiting Sen. Joe McCarthy in an interview
with Todd J. Gillman of The Dallas Morning News
GILLMAN: Is McCarthy someone you admire?
CRUZ: I’m not going to engage in the back and forth and the attacks. Several Democrats have demonstrated a willingness to attack me by name. I’m not going to engage in that argument. I’m going to stay focused on what I think Texans want me to stay focused on, which is the substance of the job.
Okay, Ted. Fine. Don't engage in that. But how hard is it to say "no" when the question is whether you admire Joe McCarthy? Apparently it's pretty hard, especially when his honest answer would obviously be "yes." Though, to be fair to Cruz, perhaps he was preoccupied with plotting strategy on how to filibuster the next Senate resolution
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