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U.S. Army Leaders Rally Behind 'Superstar Soldier' Who Ted Cruz Disparaged

U.S. Army leaders rallied around a soldier featured in a recruitment video clip that Sen. Ted Cruz mocked as representative of an “emasculated military.”
U.S. Army Leaders Rally Behind 'Superstar Soldier' Who Ted Cruz Disparaged
Cpl. Emma Malonelord poses with her two mothers in this screenshot from an Army recruiting video. Army leaders praised Malonelord after a mashup of the soldier's video was criticized by Sen. Ted Cruz on Twitter. Image from: U.S. Army

What does the United States Army think of hateful bigot like Ted Cruz and his attack on an "emasculated military"? Not much. In fact, they've rallied behind Cpl. Emma Malonelord, an air defense system operator stationed in South Korea.

Source: Stars & Stripes

U.S. Army leaders rallied around a soldier featured in a recruitment video clip that Sen. Ted Cruz mocked as representative of an “emasculated military.”

Cruz, a Texas Republican, retweeted a video Thursday that featured Cpl. Emma Malonelord, an air defense system operator stationed in South Korea.

The original video, part of a five-part series called “The Calling,” showed an animated depiction of Malonelord’s life and the reasons why she joined the military.

The Army was “a way to prove my inner strength and maybe shatter some stereotypes along the way,” Malonelord said in the video, adding that by enlisting, “I answered my calling.”

Here's the video that got Ted Cruz's panties in such a twist.

Fort Benning released this video in support of Cpl. Malonelord a few days ago.

Major General Patrick J. Donahoe of Fort Benning is also a fan.

And her commanding officer, U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. Robert Abrams called Malonelord a “superstar by any measure.”

Pretty hefty praise indeed.

The little weasel Cruz whined at the response to his lack of patriotism and hateful tweet.

And then his office was forced to peddle Cruz's foolishness. In a statement to Stars & Stripes:

“Sen. Cruz passionately supports the brave men and women of the United States military and has repeatedly expressed concerns that Democrat politicians, left wing bureaucrats, and the media are politicizing our armed forces to promote a fringe woke agenda based on identity politics,” Erin Perrine wrote in an emailed statement. “Our military should be focused on winning wars, and we endanger our national security and our servicemembers when they focus on anything else.”

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