Sean Hannity, the conservative radio and television host, laid into Senator Ted Cruz on his radio program on Tuesday, scolding Mr. Cruz for dodging legitimate questions about his approach to wrangling delegates.
Mr. Cruz, who is trying to catch up to Donald J. Trump in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, has been aggressively trying to peel away delegates in states where he lost the popular vote. Mr. Trump has said he is exploiting a rigged system. When Mr. Hannity asked about it on Tuesday, Mr. Cruz said the issue was a concern only to “hard-core Donald Trump supporters.”
At that point, Mr. Hannity, who has been accused of being too soft during interviews with Mr. Trump, assailed the Mr. Cruz for being so slippery.
“Every time I have you on the air and I ask a legitimate question, you try to throw this in my face. I’m getting sick of it” Mr. Hannity said. “So if I ask you, senator, a legitimate question to explain to the audience, why don’t you answer it?”