Ted Cruz Compared To McCarthy by The New Yorker, MSNBC’s Hardball
In MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, the host quickly draws comparisons between Senator Ted Cruz and former notable senator Joseph McCarthy, noting the line of questioning based on loose assumptions between the two. In a similar comparison written in The New Yorker, Cruz’s similarities to McCarthy are brought up when Cruz claims that during his time in Harvard Law School, there were communists within the radical intellectuals in the school. According to a New York Times article, various senators had plenty to say about Cruz’s line of questioning:
Without naming names, Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, offered a biting label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.
“It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and, of course, nothing was in the pocket,” she said, a reference to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s pursuit of Communists in the 1950s. “It was reminiscent of some bad times.”
Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, issued a public rebuke after Mr. Cruz suggested, with no evidence, that Mr. Hagel had accepted honorariums from North Korea.
“All I can say is that the appropriate way to treat Senator Hagel is to be as tough as you want to be, but don’t be disrespectful or malign his character,” Mr. McCain said in an interview.
Masa D. Rodriguez
- Chris Matthews
- Chuck Hagel
- John McCain
- Tea Party
- Ted Cruz