Cruz Rants About Media Bias, Runs Out Of Time For ‘Substantive’ Answer (VIDEO)

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October 28, 2015 9:41 p.m.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went on an extensive rant Wednesday about media bias during the CNBC debate.

One of the moderators asked Cruz about the national debt. But instead of answering, Cruz said the questions asked of the GOP “illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media.”

“This is not a cage match,” Cruz proclaimed. “And you look at the questions — ‘Donald Trump are you a comic book villain?’ ‘Ben Carson, can you do math?’ ‘John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?’ ‘Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign?’ ‘Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?’ How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?”

“I’m not finished yet,” Cruz said.

The CNBC moderator reminded Cruz that he had 30 seconds to answer his initial question about that nation’s debt limit, “should you choose to do so.”

He didn’t.

“Let me be clear — the men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate,” Cruz said. “The questions that are being asked shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other. It should be about substantive solutions.”

“I asked you about the debt limit and I got no answer,” the moderator said.

Cruz then fought to answer the question, but the moderator moved on to a question for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

Watch the exchange:

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