Social Media Clapped Back After Sen. Ted Cruz “Demanded A Meeting” With The Military To Defend Tucker Carlson: “You Wouldn’t Even Defend Your Own Wife!”

Cruz went full-Karen on Twitter.

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I don’t ever want to hear conservatives blast “cancel culture” again after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Karen) took to Twitter to demand a meeting with U.S. Marine Corps leadership to discuss the recent criticism of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Carlson, who has never served in the military, declared on his show that the United States military members have become “too feminine.” And then, he used his segment to mock women serving in the military.

That ended up with Carlson getting blasted by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, whose spokesman told reporters, “The Secretary certainly shares the revulsion of so many others to what Mr. Carlson said.” He went on to say that the military still had “a lot of work to do” to become “more inclusive, more respectful of everyone — especially women.”

“We pledge to do better, and we will,” spokesman John Kirby added. “What we absolutely won’t do is take personnel advice from a talk show host or the Chinese military. Maybe those folks feel like they have something to prove. That’s on them.”


Cruz defended Carlson while seemingly trying to cancel the military.

Cruz was ridiculed on Twitter.

Cruz is just trying to deflect from his recent trip to sunny Cancun while his constituents struggled through Texas’s weather crisis. And then there’s his part in inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.

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