Sen. Ted Cruz
(R-Texas) drew criticism this week for promoting Russia
over what he called America's "woke, emasculated" military.
On Friday, CNN
's Anderson Cooper
reminded viewers that Cruz never served in the army, despite claiming in an interview that he had "considered it a number of times" during college.
“I bet he wishes he had served because it would have been better for him politically now, but spent a lot of time in college imagining himself in uniform? Well, maybe that, but probably not to serve,” Cooper said.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea to attack people
who have served when someone doesn’t serve,” the anchor agreed.
Mark Hertling, a retired lieutenant general, agreed.
“When I hear someone say, 'I really would have liked to join the army,' you know that's a dead giveaway that they didn't think about it,” he told Cooper.
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When the “opportunity to join...presented itself...he thought about it and thought better of it,” says @andersconcooper after Sen. Ted Cruz mocked a “woke, emasculated” military. “When somebody doesn’t serve, I don’t know if it’s a great idea to be attacking someone who did serve.” pic.twitter.com/cftNOYATXa — Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360)