Senator rips Astros as ‘miserable cheaters’ during Supreme Court nomination hearings

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) -A Republican senator from Nebraska used his questioning time during Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s hearing Wednesday to derail the Houston Astros, calling them ‘miserable cheaters.’

“I think all baseball fans know that the Astros cheat,” said Sen. Ben Sasse.  “They steal signs. They bang on cans. They’ve done a whole bunch of miserable things, historically.”

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican interrupted Sasse.

“Thank goodness the First Amendment protects that right for him to express that erroneous opinion,” said Cornyn.

“If you want to defend cheating that is certainly the prerogative of the senior senator — and the junior senator from Texas now rushes into the room to do some homerism,” Sasse said as Cruz returned to his seat.

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