Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is resorting to laughably accusing Democrats of being defenders of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in response to criticism of his disparaging remarks about the United States military earlier this week.
In a tweet, Cruz claimed that the Russian military is superior to our own because it’s not “woke” and is composed of just white men, comparing recruitment ads from both nations.
He would go on to claim that Democrats are trying to turn our military into a bunch of “pansies” in defense of his tweet, drawing a rebuke from Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), who, unlike Cruz, actually served in the military.
Dear @tedcruz: Unlike you, I served on active duty. These are not “Dem” videos. They are military videos made by the @USArmy. https://t.co/tbQewgeVvI
So yes you are attacking the military. Stop it. https://t.co/TTyixrSedh
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 22, 2021
Cruz literally promoted and praised the Russian military over our own, not a good look for a senator. Now he’s trying to convince everyone that he’s not a Russian puppet by insisting that Vladimir Putin is a communist dictator supported by Democrats. Seriously.
Yes, Colonel Vladimir Putin of the KGB is—and always has been—a communist.
Most brutal left-wing dictators are.
That’s why you defend them. https://t.co/4Xh4QtZf6h
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 22, 2021
Of course, that’s nonsense. Putin is a right-wing nationalist and Republicans have been praising him for years, even yearning for the United States to be more like Russia. And let’s not forget that disgraced former President Donald Trump was, in many American’s eyes, Putin’s loyal puppet. In fact, Trump more than cozied up to actual communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un and other brutal dictators.
Twitter users humiliated #KremlinCruz.
Breaking: Ted Cruz failed first year political science.
— Indict Donald Trump🧢 (@FireTrumpToday) May 22, 2021
Ted walked right into #KremlinCruz and now he is trying really hard to walk it back 😬😂
— DaveMonroe (@DMonroeIII) May 22, 2021
Nuff said pic.twitter.com/cqpS9KFvKr
— kat (@kathylandb2) May 22, 2021
From the guy who wouldn’t defend his own wife’s honor and blamed his daughter for his Cancun vacation…Texas deserves better.
— 𝕊𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕖 𝔾𝕦𝕣𝕝 (@Sundae_Gurl) May 22, 2021
if you’re seeing putin to the left of you then it may be a good opportunity to re-evaluate where on the left/right spectrum you’re sitting
— PaleBlueBot (@Cacobot) May 22, 2021
“defending brutal dictators” is actually a you guys thing, @tedcruz pic.twitter.com/Q6Txwlapoq
— edge case (@newusadream) May 22, 2021
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) May 22, 2021
Please show me an example of when I have praised Vladimir Putin.
Go ahead, I’ll wait.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 22, 2021
#KremlinCruz Has a base that would rather be Russian than an American. #AntiAmerica pic.twitter.com/8aVAu9cLPy
— Bridgette 🎉 Biden Is My President 🎉🥂 (@bridgettyh) May 22, 2021
It’s like Ted Cruz enjoys being publicly humiliated.
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