In today’s much anticipated Senate Intelligence Committee hearing looking into President Trump and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s secret communications with Russia, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) used his time for an ill-fated effort to discredit former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
The Senator tried to ambush Yates with an off-topic question about the legality of her’ decision not to enforce Trump’s Muslim ban, but Yates replied with a swift smackdown. She cited the actual law. Reading aloud from the Immigration and Nationality Act, she said “No person shall receive preference or be discriminated against in issuance of a visa because of race, nationality, or place of birth.”
Cruz’s humiliating moment exposed his partisan agenda, and the twitterverse loved it. Below are some of the best retorts. Enjoy:
That burn Ted Cruz got from Sally Yates will forever be a pre-existing condition.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) May 8, 2017
Usually when you humiliate Ted Cruz this throughly, he ends up endorsing you for president. https://t.co/3ZOk5thigA
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) May 8, 2017
Ted Cruz left the chamber to have his jaw iced.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) May 8, 2017
Sally Yates responding to Ted Cruz pic.twitter.com/lWDOTJKj3x
— elizabeth (@Elizasoul80) May 8, 2017
"Miss Yates, why didn't Sam and Frodo just use the eagles to fly the ring to Mount Doom?" – Ted Cruz.
— Wil 'this account mocks fascists' Wheaton (@wilw) May 8, 2017
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) May 8, 2017
In my darkest hours I will think of Sally Yates destroying Ted Cruz on national television, and it will sustain me.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) May 8, 2017
— Associated Press Grey (@apipergrey) May 8, 2017
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com