Things Turn Ugly on Live TV as Simple Question For Trump Ally Causes Unpleasant Results

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CNN’s Kaitlan Collins‘ yes or no question to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sparked a spirited exchange on Wednesday evening, May 22.

Seated opposite Collins, Cruz discussed a range of topics including his support for IVF and his forgiveness of former President Donald Trump for spreading false claims about his father’s involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

However, when asked if he would accept the results of the upcoming 2024 election, Cruz became evasive.

“I do want to ask since you were the first senator to object to the votes in 2020, will you certify the 2024 election results regardless of who wins?”

Cruz replied, “So Kaitlan, I gotta say, I think that’s actually a ridiculous question.”

“It’s a yes or no question,” Collins countered.

“No, it’s not; let me explain why. Have you ever asked a Democrat that question?” Cruz questioned.

“You cannot compare the two situations,” Collins responded. “Have you ever had a sitting president who refused to facilitate a peaceful transition of power and acknowledge his successor?”

Cruz claimed, “We did have a peaceful transfer of power. I was there on January 20.”

“Barely,” Collins interjected.

Cruz continued, “In 2001, Democrats objected to President George W. Bush, and in 2016, they objected to Donald Trump.”

Collins reminded him, “What happened in 2016? Joe Biden, who was vice president, certified the votes. Am I wrong?”

Cruz attempted to clarify, “So you’re asking if I will promise to agree an election is legitimate regardless of what happens. That would be absurd.”

He added, “We have an entire election law system for challenging elections if voter fraud is proven. The media plays this game post-Donald Trump, insisting no voter fraud exists. Why does every state have laws to challenge voter fraud if it never happens?”

Collins retorted, “Only Republicans have tried to block the transition of power on such a scale. We’ve never seen anything like what happened in 2020, with the president refusing to acknowledge his successor and even denying Joe Biden classified briefings initially.”

He now joins the list of many top Republicans refusing to commit to accepting the November presidential election results should Trump suffer another loss.

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