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Ted Cruz slams CNN reporter as “cheerleader” for the Taliban and the network puts him in his place

Ted Cruz slams CNN reporter as “cheerleader” for the Taliban and the network puts him in his place

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At this point, one doesn’t look to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for any sort of coherent thoughts or principled statements.

Cruz long ago proved himself to be a political opportunist of the highest order when he responded to the insulting attacks made by Donald Trump on his wife and his father during the 2016 Republican primary by bending down further to lick Trump’s boots.

So Senator Cruz’s self-serving assault on the character of CNN reporter Clarissa Ward who has been reporting live from the streets of Kabul as the Taliban have taken over the last of Afghanistan’s major cities is not surprising in the least.

Cruz posted a clip of Ward’s report from Kabul as she stood among large groups of Taliban soldiers who entered the city as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country yesterday. The CNN journalist reported exactly what she saw: the Taliban chanting their equivalent to the GOP’s MAGA slogan, “Death to America,” while refraining from attacking American news crews and politely answering their questions.

The gist of what Senator Cruz garnered from this report was the sense that the U.S. news outlet was “cheerleading” for America’s enemy rather than simply accurately reporting what was taking place.

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Cruz’s accusation was not something that CNN intended to let go unanswered, however.

The cable news network replied with a tweet that contrasted the courage of their field correspondent with Cruz’s own despicable behavior earlier this year when the Texas power grid collapsed and he took off with his family for a getaway vacation in Cancun rather than stay to help with the disaster affecting his abandoned constituents.

Other CNN journalists joined the pile up on the Texas senator begun by their corporate PR reps.

It wasn’t just employees of CNN who reveled in the network’s response to the ill-considered social media post of the clueless Cruz.

Many on social media joined the chorus of condemnation of the Texas politician and praised the news network’s blistering response.

While it’s unlikely that any of this public drsssing down will effect Senator Cruz’s future behavior going forward, so deeply enmeshed in Trump’s rear end as he is, at least the vilification of the cowardly Texas senator is satisfying to read in the meantime.

If Cruz wins another term in office after his disastrous tenure to date, America should allow Texas to secede from the union. There would be little hope for the state in that eventuality.

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Original reporting by Brad Reed at RawStory.

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