Sen. Ted Cruz tried to slip deceptive statistics by Chris Cuomo on Wednesday — but the CNN host shut him down quickly with a live, on-air fact check.
In making an argument against gun restrictions, Cruz tried to claim that the places with the most amount of gun control are also the places with the highest number of gun-related deaths.
“The places with the toughest gun control laws, cities like Chicago, Washington DC, they almost invariably have the highest crime rates, the highest murder rates,” Cruz said.
“No, that’s not true,” interjected Cuomo. “The Giffords Center analysis says that states that have the strictest gun control laws have the lowest rates of gun deaths. Just as a recent example, look at Connecticut, look how they brought the numbers down.”
Cruz objected to Cuomo’s statements and said that the Giffords Center, which advocates for stricter rules on gun ownership, was not a trustworthy source of information. Cuomo then flipped the tables on Cruz and asked him to cite his own sources.
“Where are you citing them from — the NRA?” Cuomo asked. “Where are you getting them from?”
There was a brief silence — and then Cruz quickly tried to change the subject.
Watch the whole video below.
‘Brutal and unacceptable’: Calls for arrest of NYPD cop who put woman in the ER during protests
The Speaker of the New York City Council is demanding accountability for a NYPD officer caught on tape violently striking a woman during protests of police violence.
Video of the incident appeared on social media on Friday. The video appears to show the cop running up a shoving the woman, launching her off her feet.
She is reportedly now in the ER after suffering a serious seizure.
"This officer needs to be charged with assault," Speaker Cory Johnson posted on Twitter. "Hard to watch. Brutal and unacceptable."
This officer needs to be charged with assault.
‘I’m getting shot’: Shocking video shows police in Louisville hitting journalists with pepper bullets
Police fired pepper bullets at a camera crew doing a live broadcast of the police violence protests in Louisville on Friday evening.
"WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust appeared to have been hit by rubber bullets reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville," the station reported.
Rust was wearing a fluorescent safety vest at the time of the incident.
"I'm getting shot," she shouted.
The news anchor asked, "who are they aiming that at?"
Law enforcement files discredit Brian Kemp’s accusation that Democrats tried to hack the Georgia election
It was a stunning accusation: Two days before the 2018 election for Georgia governor, Republican Brian Kemp used his power as secretary of state to open an investigation into what he called a “failed hacking attempt” of voter registration systems involving the Democratic Party.
But newly released case files from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reveal that there was no such hacking attempt.
The evidence from the closed investigation indicates that Kemp’s office mistook planned security tests and a warning about potential election security holes for malicious hacking.
Kemp then wrongly accused his political opponents just before Election Day — a high-profile salvo that drew national media attention in one of the most closely watched races of 2018.