Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday said the planned NBC and CNN movies about Hillary Clinton will be nothing more than love letters to the former secretary of state.
“I don’t think anybody is surprised to discover that the mainstream media are in love with Hillary Clinton," the Texas Republican told reporters in Ames, Iowa after speaking at the Family Leadership Summit. "And indeed I would expect both of those movies to be released on Valentine’s Day."
Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. (AP)
NBC is planning a four-hour miniseries about Clinton starring Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane. CNN has announced a Clinton documentary.
“No sentient person believes those movies are going to be anything other than hagiographies,” Cruz said. “I expect the central debate in those movies to be whether she is eligible for sainthood or if she can only be named a saint posthumously.”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus has called on NBC to cancel its project or face a boycott during all of the Republican presidential primary debates.
Cruz declined to say whether he agreed with Preibus' threat.
“The RNC will make its own decisions,” Cruz said.
The NBC project -- which has been maligned within its own NBC News network -- took an early plot twist Friday after The New York Times reported that Fox Television Studios, the sister company of Fox News, could wind up producing it.