Yates to Sen. Cruz on decision not to defend travel ban: We were talking religious freedom, "not the interpretation of some arcane statute." pic.twitter.com/zNX1gJBIFm
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 8, 2017
Cruz's questioning to Yates is smug and patronizing, and Yates is nevertheless outlawyering him.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) May 8, 2017
What Yates did is controversial, and Ted Cruz is supposed to be a skilled debater and lawyer, but he just got his ass handed to him. https://t.co/ENywGodIis
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) May 8, 2017
Cruz, after asking about travel ban and emails, leaves the Senate hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) May 8, 2017
@timkmak In fairness, would you want to stick around after if Yates had just done that to you?
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) May 8, 2017
His fellow GOP-Senator from Texas didn’t exactly cover himself with glory, either:
Forceful response from Yates on her decision not to defend Trump travel ban: “Senator, I did not say it was lawful. I said it was unlawful.” pic.twitter.com/Nky1zkV2pg
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 8, 2017
Get right on this, fella…
Sen. Kennedy to #SallyYates just now: "I don't mean any disrespect but who appointed you to the Supreme Court?"
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) May 8, 2017
@juliaioffe Dear Sen. Kennedy: Sally Yates owes a greater duty to the Constitution than to the President and so do you. Do your Job.
— Joe G. (@cupofjoetogo) May 8, 2017
This hearing summed up in one gif. pic.twitter.com/NuubQJhdlr
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 8, 2017