Ted Cruz gives lecture on 'heart-wrenching' sight of Kavanaugh's mother watching son accused of gang rape
Ted Cruz [Screengrab from video]

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) broke into a rant about how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been "treated poorly," during Thursday's hearing.


Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault while the two were in high school. Both parties testified in front of the Senate Judicial committee. Cruz used his time to call attention to Kavanaugh's mother who sat there and watched her son's name be "drugged through the mud."

"Judge Kavanaugh, you and your family have been treated incredibly poorly by Senate Democrats and by the media," Cruz said. "I think Dr. Ford and her family have been treated incredibly and poorly by Senate Democrats and by the media. This has been sadly one of the most shameful chapters in the history of the United States Senate."

He continued, "Let me say to you and your family, thank you for a lifetime of public service. I will say watching your mother's pained face has been heart-wrenching as she's seen her son's character dragged through the mud. After not only your lifetime of public service but her lifetime of public service as well."

"I know as a father there's been nothing more painful to you than talking to your daughters an explaining these attacks that the media is airing," he said.

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