Ted Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report

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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump’s public standing sags after Floyd protests GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police MORE (R-Texas) ripped The New York Times for a “stunning” correction on a story about a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGOP senators urge Trump to back off Murkowski threat Judd Gregg: A government in free fall The 7 most anticipated Supreme Court decisions MORE.

“READ stunning NYT CORRECTION. If a high-school freshman did this on a school paper, he’d get an F. This is an outfit that has won multiple Pulitzers; presumably they know how to be actual journalists. It’s almost as if the reporters, editors, publisher have a political agenda,” wrote Cruz to his 3.4 million followers.

The Times published an essay on Saturday by two reporters writing an upcoming book on Kavanaugh in which they quoted a former classmate of Kavanaugh at Yale saying he witnessed the now-justice expose himself at a dorm party, where he was then pushed by other students so that a female student touched his penis. The Times said it corroborated the story with two other officials who had heard the same report from the classmate. But on Sunday night, The New York Times added in an editor’s note that friends of the woman allegedly involved in the incident with Kavanaugh say she does not recall it. “Please, somebody, try to give an explanation for omitting that central fact other than bias,” Cruz also wrote in a follow-up tweet. 

 The Times has come under pressure from President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE and other Republicans over its story. President Trump recommended Kavanaugh explore legal action. 
“Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue. The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop? They are trying to influence his opinions. Can’t let that happen!” the president tweeted to his more than 63 million followers.  Meanwhile, 2020 Democratic contenders called for impeachment proceedings against Kavanaugh after the new allegation emerged.

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