Fox News host Tucker Carlson obliterated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a jaw-dropping interview one day after the senator infuriated conservatives by calling the January 6th U.S. Capitol riot a “violent terrorist attack.”
“Senator, thanks so much for coming on. There are a lot of dumb people in the Congress. You are not one of them,” Carlson said. “I think you’re smarter than I am. And you never use words carelessly. And yet you called this a terror attack when by no definition was it a terror attack. That’s a lie. You told that lie on purpose, and I’m wondering why you did.”
“Well, Tucker, thank you for having me on,” Cruz said. “When you aired your episode last night I sent you a text shortly thereafter and said listen, I would like to go on because the way I phrased things yesterday, it was sloppy and it was frankly dumb.”
Carlson cut Cruz off and went in for the kill.
“I don’t buy that,” Carlson interrupted. “I’ve known you a long time since before you went to Senate. You were a Supreme Court contender. You take words as seriously as any man who has ever served in the Senate. and every word, you repeated that phrase, I do not believe you that used that accidentally. I just don’t.”
Watch the full interview above.