On Monday, Attorney General Sally Yates gave her long-awaited testimony at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. The hearing is, of course, looking into President Trump and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s Russian ties.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz naturally used his time to try and discredit Yates. However, his lame attempts were unsuccessful. Cruz then went after Yates with irrelevant questions about the legality of her decision not to enforce Trump’s Muslim ban.
Her response was brilliant.
Yates quotes the Immigration and Nationality Act, she said: “No person shall receive preference or be discriminated against in issuance of a visa because of race, nationality, or place of birth.”
Twitter erupted with tweeters bashing Cruz’s lame attempt to discredit the former Attorney General.
— jen miller (@jenerallyspeaks) May 8, 2017
That burn Ted Cruz got from Sally Yates will forever be a pre-existing condition.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) May 8, 2017
Usually when you humiliate Ted Cruz this throughly, he ends up endorsing you for president. https://t.co/3ZOk5thigA
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) May 8, 2017
(L) Ted Cruz
(R) Sally Yates pic.twitter.com/ADpdBbKVsP
— Chelsea2020 Fan Acct (@Wilson__Valdez) May 8, 2017
At the end of the testimony, the only one who was embarrassed was Sen. Ted Cruz. Yates quote the law and that is what she is sworn to adhere to, the law of the land. Do you agree with Yates and her decision to not enforce the ban?Was she doing her job or being defiant?