CNN anchor Chris Cuomo slammed Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday evening after Cruz tweeted about breast milk that the Texas Republican sent during the day’s impeachment trial proceedings, telling the Texas Republican to do his “damn job.”
Cruz sent a tweet early Wednesday criticizing a move by one British hospital system to rename gendered terms related to breastfeeding and maternal care in order to be “inclusive of trans & non-binary birthing people without excluding the language of women or motherhood.”
“Orwellian: The words ‘breast milk’ are now forbidden,” Cruz tweeted. “Because science.”
Cuomo responded by slamming Cruz for being disinterested in the day’s impeachment trial proceedings and urging the senator: “Do your damn job.”
“Sen. Ted Cruz, tweeting during this trial about breast milk. He’s worried about how the term isn’t being accepted anymore. And he says it’s Orwellian,” Cuomo said, displaying the tweet onscreen.
“Orwellian? Sir, you are at a trial that you’re not even paying attention to, where you are saying that what happened didn’t really happen because you don’t want to have to deal with the reality. That, my brother, is Orwellian,” Cuomo continued, adding: “Breast milk? Why is that on your mind? Focus, Ted. If you got off Trump’s teat a little bit, maybe you wouldn’t be thinking about breast milk so much. Do your damn job.”
Read Ted Cruz’s tweet and Cuomo’s response below.
Orwellian: The words “breast milk” are now forbidden.
Because science. https://t.co/TKuRqgUuHd
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 10, 2021
"There can be no good faith disagreement," says @ChrisCuomo, as Democrats presented more devastating evidence in today's impeachment trial. "The facts all point to Trump and his actions. There can only be bad faith…" pic.twitter.com/7AuCkdedIi
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) February 11, 2021