Megyn Kelly To Cruz: You Can’t Just Be Someone ‘Who Stops Things’ (VIDEO)

Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night grilled Sen. Ted Cruz (R) on his record in the Senate now that he has officially launched his presidential campaign.

“On your time in the Senate — this is what some of your critics point to — they say, yes you led the fight on certain issues, but what have you actually accomplished?” Kelly asked Cruz on “The Kelly File.”

“What we’ve accomplished over and over again, in many instances, is stopping bad things from happening,” Cruz responded.

Cruz said that he helped stop gun control legislation from passing in the Senate following the Newtown shooting.

“But when you’re the president, you have to bring together coalitions to get things through,” Kelly hit back. “You can’t just be somebody who stops things. You have to be somebody who gets things through.”

Cruz then boasted that he “had more legislation pass the Senate than all but a handful of Republicans” over the past two years.

Kelly also noted to Cruz that the conservative editorial board at the Wall Street Journal compared him to President Obama, since both launched presidential campaigns as first term senators.

Cruz said Obama was a “backbencher” in the Senate.

“He did not lead on any issues of real significance,” Cruz said. “Nobody could accuse me of being a backbencher.”

Watch the interview via Fox News:

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: