During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee this Monday, attorney general nominee Merrick Garland took questions from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who immediately harkened back to the Obama years.
Cruz criticized what he sees as a "politicized and weaponized" Justice Department during Obama's tenure that the Republican senator alleges was used to target political opponents, namely Donald Trump.
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"So it is very much my hope, if you're confirmed as attorney general, that you will bring that reputation for integrity to the Department of Justice and demonstrate a willingness to stand up to what will be inevitable political pressure to once again politicize the Department of Justice and use it as a tool to attack the political opponents of the current administration," Cruz said to Garland.
But according to some of Cruz's critics on Twitter, he's sounding like a broken record.
Speaking of baroque alternative realities, Cruz now saying that the Obama admin "politicized and weaponized" the ju… https://t.co/tvCFZVVTLt— Joe Hagan (@Joe Hagan)1614013171.0
Ted Cruz - despicable hypocrite! Asks Garland to disavow partisan leaning then goes off on a litany of venomous par… https://t.co/decfI678j3— Big Mont (@Big Mont)1614013250.0
Based on Ted Cruz’s current line of questioning, I can only conclude he was out of the country for four years, not 24 hours.— Matthew Miller (@Matthew Miller)1614012915.0
Cruz pretending to care about “a major scandal that resulted in the death of two federal law enforcement officers,”… https://t.co/ep1GtRKIrQ— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler)1614012915.0
@donwinslow Where were his questions about the last 4 years? Cruz is despicable.— Renee J. (@Renee J.)1614013454.0
Whoa, Ted Cruz has an issue with Obama's Justice department but has no issues with the last 4 years of Trump's whic… https://t.co/9e4mmZHnKb— Russell Foster for Texas (@Russell Foster for Texas)1614012607.0
Ted Cruz sucks. He just sucks. https://t.co/J7nqyFKjDv— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1614013076.0
Christ. @tedcruz is out here saying that the problem with the OBAMA Department of Justice is that it was "politiciz… https://t.co/ODRh7w714a— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal)1614012559.0
For the record, Eric Holder and The Obama Administration did turn over documents. So, as usual. Ted Cruz is lying. https://t.co/yJQTNxWqi3— Darlene McDonald (@Darlene McDonald)1614012814.0
Just Ted Cruz being his douchebag self. Never an ounce of humility.— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1614012811.0
Sen. Cruz is doing a good job talking about the crimes of the last attorney general, Eric Holder.— Peter Sagal (@Peter Sagal)1614012798.0
I'm not up for listening to Ted Cruz lecture Merrick Garland about politicization and weaponization of the Justice… https://t.co/HId6i69GMf— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene)1614012518.0
Ted Cruz has got to be kidding. Skips right past the wild corruption and politicization of the past four years unde… https://t.co/KFqEbdgYG5— Elie Honig (@Elie Honig)1614012562.0
Ted Cruz has an awesome superpower. He can expunge from his memory every criminal detail of the last four years.— Charles McNulty (@Charles McNulty)1614012862.0