Conservative radio host and non-journalist Sean Hannity got testy with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a Tuesday interview after the senator tried to dodge any talk about delegate wrangling in the Republican presidential race.
Asked about jockeying for delegates in the lead-up to a possible brokered summer convention, Cruz replied: “Sean, with all respect, that’s not what people care about.”
Hannity came back at Cruz, saying when he engages with “millions of people” on social media, hundreds of radio stations, and on his Fox News show, he hears from people who want this question answered.
“I’m asking you more than a process question, it’s an integrity of the election question, and everybody is asking me this question,” he said.
“Sean, the only people asking this question are the hardcare Donald Trump supporters,” Cruz fired back.
The answer clearly roiled the pundit.
“Why do you do this every single time –” Hannity began. “You gotta stop! Every time I have you on the air, and I ask a legitimate question, you try to throw this in my face. I’m getting sick of it. I’ve had you on more than any other candidate on radio and TV. So if I ask you a legitimate question to explain to the audience, why don’t you just answer it?”
Cruz coolly responded, “Sean, can I answer your question without being interrupted?”
Later on in the terse interview, Hannity said to Cruz, “senator, I don’t know why you’re mad” to which he responded, “Sean, let me be clear, I’m not mad at all.”
Listen to the interview via The Sean Hannity Show: