Ted Cruz demands probe and accuses Pentagon of bullying Tucker Carlson

Ted Cruz is accusing the pentagon of bullying Tucker Carlson over his comments about women in the military. He was “triggered” by tweets that originated from the II Marine Expeditionary Force’s Twitter account criticizing Carlson and showing support for women in the military.

Cruz demanded a personal meeting with Marine Corps leadership to explain why officials in charge of some service social media accounts insulted and “intimidated” conservative pundit Tucker Carlson for his comments about women in the military.

According to Ted, this is a clear use of the military to undermine civilian leadership. In his letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Cruz wrote:

“These actions run the risk of creating a culture of contempt for our country’s civilian leadership within the enlisted ranks and among junior officers which will be corrosive to the good order and discipline of the military.” 

In his “tweet” announcing his intent, Cruz states;

“Under Biden, the military is launching political attacks to intimidate Tucker Carlson & other civilians who criticize their policy decisions.”

The II Marine Expeditionary Force’s Twitter is an official account. In response to a complaint about one particular tweet from an angry commenter “Come back when you’ve served and been pregnant,” officials removed it and replied.

Cruz did not feel that was enough.

Along with the personal meeting with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Beger, Cruz asked for “an official response from the department and implementation of a policy that insulates other units from being similarly mobilized against the speech of American citizens or in the service of left wing political causes.”

(militarytimes.com) The Independent