Ted Cruz slams “political theater” over Sessions


Texas Senator Ted Cruz stepped it up on MSNBC Thursday morning to defend Attorney General Jeff Sessions from unfounded accusations by Democrats claiming that he somehow colluded with the Russians because he didn’t tell a Senate panel that he met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak on two occasions in 2016.

This morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Cruz called the story a “nothing burger,” noting that Sessions “was simply doing his job.”

According to Sessions’ spokeswoman, the former senator’s contact with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. was a normal part of his capacity as a senator and “member of the Armed Services Committee.”

Calling the Democrat outrage over Sessions’ failure to mention the meetings a mere case of “political theater,” Cruz reiterated that meeting with ambassadors is part of a senator’s job, although he himself has never met with the Russian ambassador.

Cruz also serves as a member of the Armed Services Committee and noted that he has met with six ambassadors in just the past five months.

“If the Russian ambassador had called and asked for a meeting, I imagine I’d [have] taken the meeting,” he said.

H/T: Washington Examiner

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