Matthews Blasts Cruz: SCOTUS ‘Seized’ 2000 Election, ‘You Did Not Complain’ (VIDEO)

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews had a largely cordial interview with presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday, until he called him out for railing against the “tyranny” of the Supreme Court when he supported its landmark decision that led to the election of George W. Bush in 2000.

“You’ve always been pro-Supreme Court, until now,” Matthews said, asking Cruz why he was now advocating elections after the court upheld Obamacare and same-sex marriage. “Are you consistent or inconsistent?”

Cruz said that “unelected judges” were trying to “seize every major policy issue of this country.”

“They seized the presidency in 2000, you did not complain!” Matthews said with a smile, point out that conservative majority of the court turned down a recount in Florida, leading to Bush’s victory.

“If there was ever a case of partisanship or ideology, this was it, and you loved it,” he added. “You loved it!”

“Those are good talking points,” Cruz shot back with a smile.

“But they’re true!” Matthews said.

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  1. Avatar for dswx dswx says:

    ““Those are good talking points,” Cruz shot back with a smile.”
    In other words, Cruz was completely exposed and busted by Mathews. But Cruz’ smile shows that he knows none of the other mainstream media members will be so truthful to confront him with facts like that. Certainly no one on the Sunday talk shows will.

  2. Alberta Rafael also didn’t complain about “unelected judges” when the Citizens United ruling came down.

  3. Best “smarmy” look in Congress belongs to Ted Cruz!

    A certain attitude often accompanied by a squinty look and a superior smile that makes you instantly hate a person. Similar to snobby.
    He/she/it is totally smarmy, I want to punch them in the face.

  4. Matthews didn’t “blast” anyone,he kissed cruz’s ass.It’s the Comcast effect on msnbc

  5. Totally agree, when I see/hear him he makes my skin crawl.

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