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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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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Duckworth, veterans fire back at Cruz after 'emasculated military' comments”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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.

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