Bringing the most applause of the evening, presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz fired back at CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, co-anchor of “Squawk on the Street” and “Squawk Alley” for the entire trio of moderators attempting to turn the Republican Presidential Debate into a proverbial “cage match.”
As reported by Brett LoGiurato and Colin Campbell of the new media Business Insider on Oct. 28, 2015, the Lone Star senator none too subtlety lowered the boom on Quintanilla as he went off script during the live television broadcast.
As seen on the transcript of the entire debate via The Washington Post on Oct. 28, 2015, during the course of the GOP presidential debate held on the campus of the University of Colorado – Boulder, the three moderators; Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood asked a number of political questions, while some of the different queries were put forth in a fashion that at least one of the debate participants took as insulting. Within the first hour, Sen. Cruz unloaded on Quintanilla for asking, as seen by Cruz, unfair and inappropriate.
Eventually, Quintanilla asked the Texas legislator about his “hard-line” voting record in the US Senate, quizzing whether or not he was a “problem-solver”. Cutting Quintanilla off, Cruz made clear, “Let me say something at the outset: The question that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” Cruz said.
Far from done, the Texan further fired off at the conduct of all three moderators; “This is not a cage match. And you look at the questions…
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