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Ted Cruz roasted for saying military full of “pansies.” This guy wouldn’t defend his own wife.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called the U.S. military
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called the U.S. military "pansies" because a Russian military ad was more masculine in his opinion.Photo: Composite

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is getting roasted online after he tweeted that the American military was turning “into pansies” and was becoming “woke” and “emasculated.”

Cruz ran against Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary election and Cruz lost. During the campaign, Trump made derogatory comments about Cruz’s wife, Heidi, but the senator still cozied up to Trump and became one of his staunchest supporters.

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Trump also accused Cruz’s father of assassinating former President John F. Kennedy.

The senator tweeted a TikTok video that contrasts a Russian military propaganda video with an American Army ad.  The Russian video shows a shirtless, hyper-masculine soldier with a shaved head exercising, jumping out a plane, and staring down the scope of a gun.

The American ad highlights Cpl. Emma Malonelord, who was raised by lesbian moms. The Army says the ad highlights the “deeply emotional and diverse” lives of soldiers. They are meant to encourage people to join the military by undercutting preconceived notions about who would be welcome.

The blowback was swift.

Cruz tried to brush off the pointed replies, claiming “lefty blue checkmarks” are “losing their minds over this tweet.” But that didn’t stop the sharp replies that pointed out his cowardice.

Despite his claims of advocating bravery, Cruz infamously fled Texas for Mexico after the worst ice storm in the state’s history, leaving his constituents in the dark without heat.

Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected. The presidential primary was in 2016 and not 2018. We regret the error.