MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan and Ayman Mohyeldin called out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) for a “terrifying” television appearance in which he angrily sipped a beer and said anyone who suggested people down to two alcoholic drinks a week should restrict, could “kiss me”. Ass.”
Hasan said Cruz was “more desperate for attention than anyone perhaps since the rise of Paris Hilton,” pointing out that his entire claim was “nonsense.”
The alcohol guidelines, which currently set a limit of two drinks per day for men and one for women, will not change anytime soon. If that’s the case, they’ll remain just guidelines and people can still drink as much as they want, Hasan noted.
“It’s like the whole ‘you get your gas stove’ thing. “It’s a made-up story to stir up the grassroots,” Hasan said. “It’s another reminder that nobody despises the Republican base more than Republican politicians like Ted Cruz.”
Mohyeldin called it “terrifying” and said it reminded him of the time Cruz posted a video showing him cooking bacon on a submachine gun and eating a small piece of it with a plastic fork.
“He’s always screaming for attention, he’s always screaming for relevance,” Mohyeldin said. “He feigns indignation. He pretends to be a tough guy.”
But Cruz wasn’t tough enough to stand up to Donald Trump, who “humiliated” Cruz by insulting him, his wife and father.
“What’s Ted Cruz doing after all this? He ends up standing up for Donald Trump,” Mohyeldin said.
Check out their full conversation below: