“How about a debate moderated by Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh?": Ted Cruz blasts "Democrats' cheerleaders" for ruining GOP debates

Apparently, last night's GOP debate would have run a lot smoother if Cruz's faves had moderated

By Erin Keane

Editor in Chief

Published October 29, 2015 3:03PM (EDT)

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Republican presidential candidate stopped in on "Hannity" last night to give his post-debate thoughts on, as he put it in last night's CNBC debate, "why the American people don't trust the media."

The Texas senator ripped into CNBC's moderators and moderators of the previous debates, calling them all "the Democrats' cheerleaders," when he claimed that "every question is an insult, every question is an attack" and groused that "they don't do that to the Democrats." 

No doubt host Sean Hannity was thrilled to hear his name on the list of potential future debate moderators when Cruz suggested that only conservatives be allowed to run future GOP primary debates. "Nobody in their right minds thinks any of the moderators will actually vote in a Republican primary. In my view, Republican primary debates ought to be moderated by people who would vote in a Republican primary," Cruz said. 

“How about a debate moderated by Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh? Now that would be a debate." Hannity replied with enthusiasm: "I'm in!"

Cruz kept hammering, saying that the moderators are trying to make the GOP candidates look bad on purpose because they want Americans to either "stay home or vote for Hillary."

Watch the whole conversation:

By Erin Keane

Erin Keane is Salon's Chief Content Officer. She is also on faculty at the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University and her memoir in essays, "Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me," was named one of NPR's Books We Loved In 2022.

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