Schumer

Oh Chuck, why must you be such an idiot?

Via Daily Caller:

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz hit back at what he saw as an unfair accusation from Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer that Cruz would allow child pornography on the grounds that it qualifies as free speech, in a Senate Judiciary hearing.

“I understand that in my absence, Sen. Schumer very kindly gave a lecture on civility and encouraged me to not go over the top,” said Cruz.

“He then in the same breath accused me of supporting child pornography,” he continued, adding, “so I appreciate that demonstration in senatorial restraint from the senior senator from New York.”

Earlier in Tuesday’s hearing, which was being held to discuss a constitutional amendment backed by Democrats to overturn the Citizens United ruling, Schumer had pondered the extent of Cruz’s opposition to the amendment. Cruz and other Republicans oppose the amendment on the grounds that it infringes on free speech rights protected by the First Amendment.

Schumer called Cruz’s stance “over-the-top.”

“Are you against anti-child pornography laws?” Schumer asked of Cruz, who was not present in the chamber at the time. “Is he against anti-child pornography laws? Is he an absolutist?” Schumer continued.

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