NYT's David Brooks: Ted Cruz Has Face of 'McCarthy'

NYT's David Brooks: Ted Cruz Has Face of 'McCarthy'

David Brooks, the liberal Republican columnist for the New York Times, said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had a face that resembled Joe McCarthy. In comments in which he seemed particularly peeved at the conservative, Brooks also called Cruz “unconservative” for not deferring to the Washington establishment.

During an appearance in New York at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, Brooks said, “if you mention the name Ted Cruz to other senators, you just get titanic oceans of eye rolling. Because you’re a freshman, you don’t go in and take over hearings, you, like, hang around and learn how it’s done.”

“And it’s like the most unconservative act to come in, two weeks into the job, and decide that the Senate exists for you to take it over. And so I think he’s made a lot of enemies,” Brooks said. “It doesn’t help that he has a face that looks a little like Joe McCarthy, actually. I just — I find him a little off-putting.”

Smearing Cruz is not new for the New York Times and liberal Republicans like David Brooks, to whom establishment Republicans who do not like conservatives whisper what they are afraid to say on record. 

As Breitbart News wrote in February, the Times, liberal senators, and establishment Republicans all, “put their crosshairs on freshman Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a Tea Party conservative of Hispanic descent who undermines the mainstream media’s ability to advance their false notion that being a minority and Tea Partier are mutually exclusive” because he “showed no desire to defer to the Senate’s ‘courtly’ ways, the preferences of the institution’s old bulls.”