Sen. Ted Cuz (R-Texas) poked CNN over transparency on Monday after a video emerged that appeared to show CNN anchor Chris CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoTrump says he believes Scarborough ‘got away with murder’ Trump urges NYC to activate National Guard in response to unrest CNN’s Cuomo reports ‘funky stuff’ in his blood work after COVID-19 recovery MORE naked in his backyard while his wife was filming a live yoga session online.
Greatest yoga story of the year. https://t.co/A2owJHCl9Q https://t.co/Pn8RE307Vw
— katie rosman (@katierosman) June 9, 2020
The video was quickly deleted, but not before a screenshot that included Cuomo without clothing standing in his Hamptons backyard was shared and quickly went viral.
Cruz responded Monday evening by joking “it’s about time” the cable news network “embraced transparency” in a tweet to his 3.7 million followers.
It’s about time CNN embraced transparency! https://t.co/LHE5Y7vLm2
— Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFormer Trump adviser Jason Miller to join reelection campaign Texas Republicans call on county GOP chair to resign for saying Floyd’s death was staged Rosenstein takes fire from Republicans in heated testimony MORE (@tedcruz) June 8, 2020
CNN has not commented on the video, nor has Cuomo, the network’s top-rated anchor.
Cruz once appeared more often than many Republican lawmakers on CNN, including on three network town hall debates with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJoe Biden’s ideal VP is Condoleezza Rice McEnany, Ocasio-Cortez tangle over ‘Biden adviser’ label Former US ambassador to EU: Trump reminds me of Mussolini MORE (I-Vt.) in 2017. The Texas senator has only appeared sparingly since that time and is often critical of the network’s political coverage.
I RT’ed a former LA Times reporter who had tweeted pics that mistakenly ran on the ABC local news broadcast. When I found out the story was erroneous, I deleted the tweet. Gosh, Brian, why does your tweet omit the MSM error that started it? Or does CNN only exist to attack GOP? https://t.co/ehvPHPMrGh
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 13, 2020