On Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper reminded viewers that Cruz by no means served within the military — regardless of as soon as claiming in an interview to have “considered it a number of times” throughout faculty.
“I bet he does wish he served because it would be 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,” stated Cooper.
“When somebody doesn’t serve I don’t know that it’s a great idea to be attacking people who did serve,” the anchor agreed.
Ret. Lt Gen. Mark Hertling agreed.
“When I hear someone says, ‘I really would have liked to join the army,’ you know that’s a tell that they really didn’t think about it,” he instructed Cooper.
When the “opportunity presented itself to join…he thought about it and thought better of it,” says @andersconcooper after Sen. Ted Cruz mocked a “woke, emasculated” navy.
“When somebody doesn’t serve I don’t know it’s a great idea to be attacking someone who did serve.” pic.twitter.com/cftNOYATXa
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 22, 2021