Ted Cruz Offers Marijuana Brownies To CNBC Debate Moderator

  • by: Alan Duke

Ted Cruz, who attacked the CNBC moderators for asking bad questions, later offered to buy "famous Colorado brownies" for Carl Quintanilla during the Boulder, Colorado debate.

The offer came after Quintanilla suggested that he and Cruz would not be having a beer together because of the Texas senator's dissatisfaction with the panel of moderators. First, Cruz suggested a shot of tequila and then he upped it to marijuana.

Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, site of the CNBC debate.

Earlier, Cruz said: "If you want someone to grab a beer with, I may not be that guy, but if you want someone who will drive you home, I will get the job done, and I will drive you home."

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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