TX Sen. Ted Cruz the new media punching bag?
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 3:54
- Date Feb 19, 2013
'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in
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Freshman Republican senator Ted Cruz is getting a lot of attention lately here in Washington New York Times and big spread about.
The senator and all of the attention he's getting with a big picture there are in the elevator.
And there are the quotes quotes last month mr.
-- faced off aggressively with senator Charles Schumer of New York on -- Sunday talk show.
When mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago wrote to the chiefs of big banks surge in the not -- investing gun manufacturers mr.
Followed up of letters criticizing the bullying of a political godfather.
After she raised the Specter of McCarthyism this -- -- school.
A senator McCaskill from Missouri was asked if she had spoken to mr.
cruise about her concerns quote I'm not sure would do any good she said do you.
We're back with our panel -- This.
Well look ten crews came to Washington he made it a conscious decision that he was going to.
Except the very public role he was certain to have being an outspoken conservative attacks and a Hispanic.
When he got to Washington it was different to different course than Marco Rubio -- different course than Hillary Clinton took.
So to a certain extent you have to expect that he would get greater scrutiny given the fact that he's chosen to accept that role what's been funny about the scrutiny now is.
How over the top harshness in these New York Times articles.
It's not really worth talking about Chris Matthews but.
You know -- if there there has been a systematic effort I think to go after ten -- to marginalize him to make him look.
Crazy and here's the thing that and that I think most conservatives see when they look at ten -- They want somebody in Washington who's willing to lose work.
Disrupt the -- border and the problem with Washington is the way that it's operated for so many times so if you have a senator who comes in and challenges some of these conventions.
Think most conservatives myself included we think that's a good thing.
Tomorrow there was a lot of conservatives at the beginning Sarah Palin before she had some tough interviews there at the beginning believes that the media had -- out for.
And thought there was a deranged man syndrome there that they were.
Kind of focus on the fact that it was a successful conservative woman.
Here's a successful conservative.
Latino and Hispanic lawmaker and are we possibly getting ended arrangement syndrome with.
I know I don't know if that's that's the case -- first of all he's taken high profile role I don't think any of this coverage bothersome one bit as a matter fact I think it's good for him I mean it makes him even more well known.
And Brandon he's followed the kind of he's Rand Paul model if you want to have a freshman senator not waiting in line not keeping his head down just going for it.
And I think that.
The one incidents in the legal hearings that was I think a little shocking when you suggest that someone might have taken money from foreign governments before you know whether they have or not.
But doesn't have.
He's given it right back I mean I don't think there been any gotcha interviews with with senator cruise.
I mean he's totally able to defend himself he's doing exactly what he came to Washington to do and he's getting a lot of attention.
I think there's something of a double standard here though in -- and the coverage once again in the coverage of liberals vs concerns.
Ted Cruz once more financial records from hagel he's 124 senators who asked for more financial records.
Last week freshman senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
Spent time parading her Republican colleagues for calling.
For more transparency.
And the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Where the articles about her sharp elbows and not playing nice with her colleagues -- -- -- on me I am sure our building bridges and so forth.
Ted Cruz Texas knows what they were getting he's he's behaving -- the campaign.
They elected a senator.
Not alarming he takes who -- -- consent role seriously.
He didn't do your time's coverage out of Elizabeth warned that the the furthest -- would goes to caller acerbic but they complimented her for being as aggressive as she --