Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) lashed at MSNBC anchor Brian Williams after he referred to the GOP lawmaker as “Kremlin Cruz” during a segment last week.
Williams’ comments came after Cruz slammed a new video released by the Pentagon as “woke” and “emasculating” to the U.S. military, apparently unaware that the video he shared along with his comment was a Russian propaganda video depicting its military as strong and masculine.
Perhaps a woke, emasculated military is not the best idea…. https://t.co/8aVFMW98NM
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 20, 2021
Williams called the tweet a “remarkably stupid lapse of judgment” while the nickname “Kremlin Cruz” was displayed graphic below him during the segment.
Clearly incensed by the name, Cruz fired back at Williams in a series of tweets this Friday.
“Is there a more pitiful example of corrupt corporate media than Brian Williams?” Cruz wrote. “Now, he’s throwing a hissy fit that I criticized the ridiculously woke video that the Biden admin put out. Williams accidentally told the truth, when he describes it as ‘a video meant to diminish the U.S. military.’ TRUE. That’s the problem. (The Pentagon put it out.).”
“I hate communists, my family was imprisoned & tortured by communists, and Brian is a shameless apologist for Russian (and Chinese and Cuban) communists,” Cruz continued, adding that his tweet was arguing that “our military needs to be able to kick the ass of Russian soldiers.”
“It’s Brian & his lefty comrades that are working relentlessly to diminish the effectiveness of the U.S. military—the finest fighting force on the face of the planet,” he wrote.