‘I might know some’: Leftists smell blood in the water when Cruz accuses Twitter of bias over ‘Space pirates’

Sen. Ted Cruz is fighting back as the left mocks his call to fund President Trump’s proposed “Space Force” and his warning about the potential for space pirates.

The Texas Republican called out the bias on social media Wednesday as “all the snarky leftists making fun of my comments” were featured but details about his warning were, not surprisingly, left out.

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Cruz, who chairs the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, spoke about the Trump administration’s plan to create a Space Force as a military branch during his opening remarks at a hearing on Tuesday.

“Since the ancient Greeks first put to sea, nations have recognized the necessity of naval forces and maintaining a superior capability to protect waterborne travel and commerce from bad actors,” Cruz said. “Pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space. In this same way, I believe we too must now recognize the necessity of a Space Force to defend the nation and to protect space commerce and civil space exploration.”

Trump signed a directive on the U.S. Space Command set up earlier this year but lawmakers are still skeptical about the need for a new military branch, which can only be created by Congress.

The warning about space pirates by Cruz was mocked by the left and quickly became a “moment” on Twitter. But the congressman called out what he felt was a biased response, tweeting out to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday that his “tweets in response explaining the real point” were left out.

The Twitter thread included many jokes made at the senator’s expense, with the focus on comments mocking the idea of pirates in space while missing the serious point Cruz was making.

Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, offered her snarky response to Cruz after recently complaining there was a movement to ‘silence’ Muslims.

MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd unleashed on-air ridicule of Cruz, arguing that space pirates “don’t exist.”

“So Ted Cruz says we need a Space Force to stop space pirates, you know, those celestial swashbucklers, intergalactic planet pillagers, buccaneers of the great beyond,” the “Meet The Press” moderator said. “Putting ‘space’ in front of anything does make it sound a whole lot better,” like “driving your ‘space car’ to the ‘space store’ to get some ‘space milk.'”

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes also took aim at Cruz, tweeting out about his message to Dorsey.

But Cruz was not about to let Todd’s antics go unchecked, as he slammed MSNBC for intentionally neglecting to address the threats of “piracy, espionage, & violence” from rival countries which the senator had referred to as well as how China has the capacity to “destroy satellites in space.”

Cruz managed to trigger the left with his pirate warning and his message about Twitter bias, even though some responses seemed to make no connection – or sense.

Many on Twitter came to the senator’s defense, however, backing his claims of bias and clarifying his remarks for those too lazy to do their own research.


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