Republican Senator Ted Cruz must have ruffled a few feathers Thursday morning when he questioned Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s “assault weapons” ban, because during his closing remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee, someone could be heard on a hot mic mocking his speech — on two occasions.
“My fourth and final point is that the Constitution, in my opinion, should be the touchstone of everything we do,” said Sen. Cruz. “I would point out that every one of us takes an oath to defend the constitution.”
“Thank you for the lecture,” someone can be heard muttering under their breath [at about the 20 second mark]:
Later, while driving home his point, Sen. Cruz said this:
In my view, the Constitution is particularly important when the Bill of Rights is unpopular. That was the entire purpose of the Bill of Rights! When our rights are unpopular, we don’t need the Constitution.
“I’m tired of these condescending…” seemingly the same person can heard saying, trailing off [at about the 22 second mark]: