When asked if he would ever attend a same-sex wedding, Texas Senator Ted Cruz dodged answering the question and turned it into an argument about how the mainstream media supposedly has a tendency of catching Republican candidates off-guard.
Ted Cruz was on The Hugh Hewitt Show when the question was posed to him. Hewitt asked Cruz if it was more important to know whether a candidate would “attend a gay wedding” or if the candidate would take out a terrorist group like ISIS. Cruz responded by saying “the latter” is more important, but he then turned his answer into how reporters tend to trap Republicans.
“That’s part of the gotcha game the mainstream media plays – where they come after Republicans on every front – and it’s designed to caricature Republicans to make them look stupid or evil or crazy or extreme. And it’s because, sadly, most media players are not actual objective journalists; they are active, partisan players.”
Ted Cruz went on to describe those reporters as the “Praetorian Guard of the Obama presidency.”
“There’s no group on this planet more ready for Hillary [Clinton] than the mainstream media.”
Hewitt then asked Ted Cruz if he would attend a same-sex wedding if he knew the person or persons participating in it. Cruz said he has yet to attend one, but he then turned his answer into an argument about how the media supposedly works.
“I will tell ya, I have not faced that circumstance. I have not had a love one have a gay wedding. You know, at the end of the day, what the media tries to twist the question of marriage into is they try to twist it into a battle of emotions and personalities.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Ted Cruz announced via Twitter that he will be running for president of the United States. So far, Cruz has had more than 46,000 people donate to his campaign.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 16, 2015
While Ted Cruz may have avoided answering the question about whether or not he would attend a gay wedding, another Republican presidential candidate said he would go to one. During an interview with Fusion, Marco Rubio said he would go to a gay wedding if it was a friend or family member, even if he does “disagree” with their lifestyle.
“Ultimately, if someone that you care for and is part of your family has decided to move in one direction or another or feels that way because of who they love, you respect that because you love them.”
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