Jake Tapper busts GOP senator for anger over Biden nominee's mean tweets -- after years of ignoring Trump
CNN's Jake Tapper (screengrab)

CNN host Jake Tapper called out Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) for his recent attack against President Joe Biden's Justice Department nominee Vanita Gupta for "mean tweets" Republicans took issue with.

Earlier Thursday, Cornyn attacked Gupta on Twitter, for attacking people on Twitter.

The second half of his tweet explained that his concerns are about someone using their position in government to attack people. It was something former President Donald Trump spent four years doing without much opposition from Sen. Cornyn.

The senator's tweets were called out by several people who indicated that he may very well have killed irony. Others advised Cornyn to consider thinking before he tweets because each time it appears he gets more flack for his comments than he does support.

But it was CNN host Jake Tapper who stepped up to speak out against people who use their government position to attack others, as Cornyn himself was doing on Twitter.

Cornyn retweeted it, asking "so you approve," the mockery clearly lost on him.