Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and CNN’s Chris Cuomo faced off in an intense clash on Wednesday night that further escalated the politicization of the corona virus
Let me say something,” Cruz interjected. “There is something disgusting that Democrats are doing, that Joe Biden does, and that you do, which is you try to blame the people who’ve lost their lives on your political enemies. And that’s just not right… It’s not right at all and it’s particularly not right, Chris, when your brother has presided over the state with the highest death rate in the country.”
“New York’s record will stand for itself,” Cuomo defended his brother.
“I know your brother didn’t want those people to lose their lives but you shouldn’t play politics,” Cruz continued.
“Oh, that’s good. So you don’t think he intentionally killed them. That’s good. That’s very charitable of you,” Cuomo knocked the senator.
“Of course not!” Cruz exclaimed. “We could have a very reasonable policy discussion about the policy mistakes in New York, New Jersey of sending COVID-positive patients into nursing homes and I think that was a very serious policy mistake.”
“Mhm, because that didn’t happen all over the country, right?” Cuomo said.
“No, it didn’t happen in Texas. That’s one of the reasons why the death rate in New York is four times the death rate in Texas,” Cruz responded.