Duckworth, veterans fire back at Cruz after 'emasculated military' comments
Added 05-21-21 08:57:02am EST - “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is facing backlash from veterans groups and former service members after he claimed that new promotional videos are pushing a "woke, emasculated military."” - Thehill.com
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHillicon Valley: Amazon facing lawsuits alleging racial, gender bias | Senate Commerce panel advances Biden's top science nominee | Colonial Pipeline CEO to testify on Capitol Hill in June McAuliffe ties Youngkin to Trump's objections to 2020 results in new ad Senate Commerce advances Biden's top science nominee MORE (R-Texas) is facing backlash from veterans groups and former service members after he claimed that new promotional videos are pushing a “woke, emasculated military.”
Cruz made the remark on Twitter on Thursday, sharing a video displaying an apparent Russian military advertisement showing images of men with shaved heads doing push-ups and jumping out of a plane.
The clip splits with an animated story of U.S. Army Cpl. Emma Malonelord discussing her mothers’ wedding, marching for LGBTQ rights and joining the military.
“Holy crap. Perhaps a woke, emasculated military is not the best idea….” the Texas senator wrote.
The tweet immediately sparked backlash, generating so many response tweets that “#emasculaTED” trended on Twitter, The Washington Post reported.
Holy crap.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 20, 2021
Perhaps a woke, emasculated military is not the best idea.... https://t.co/8aVFMW98NM
Ted Cruz attacks a US Army soldier for telling her story, says he prefers Russians. Because Ted Cruz is a sedition-loving traitor. https://t.co/UOveTXSxzk— VoteVets (@votevets) May 20, 2021
That young soldier who you claim "emasculates" our military has more guts and strength of character on her worst day than you've ever had at your best.— Charlotte Clymer ️ (@cmclymer) May 20, 2021
It's incredibly frustrating to have a sitting Senator degrading the service of a woman who raised her hand, volunteered, and is currently serving honorably.— Lethality Jane (@LethalityJane) May 20, 2021
So a sitting senator is degrading a US Army corporal for cheap political points while also spreading Russian propaganda? Neat. pic.twitter.com/lzmert1Baj— *insert clever name here* (@Spark898) May 20, 2021
Also, I'm not sure you want to be calling the military "emasculated" after you rolled over for the man who mocked you as Lyin' Ted, called your wife ugly, and said your father killed JFK.— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 20, 2021
I’m enjoying lefty blue checkmarks losing their minds over this tweet, dishonestly claiming that I’m “attacking the military.”— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 21, 2021
Uh, no. We have the greatest military on earth, but Dem politicians & woke media are trying to turn them into pansies.
The new Dem videos are terrible. https://t.co/19pYGa8cYk
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