Right off the bat at tonight’s GOP debate, the six remaining candidates got hit with questions about recently deceased Antonin Scalia and Obama’s promise to—well, do his job. While each of the responses was off in its own, special way, Cruz’s was absolute masterpiece of bullshit. And moderator John Dickerson burned the hell out of him for it.

Basically, Cruz either knowingly lied or had his facts wrong when he said that a Justice hasn’t been confirmed in an election year in 80 years (Anthony Kennedy, in fact, was). Dickerson stops Cruz to point this out and try to figure out exactly what it is Cruz is trying to say. That is, of course, counter to everything Cruz stands for.

“I just want to get the facts straight for the audience,” Dickerson says.

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It is at this point, over the promise of facts, that the crowd boos furiously.


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