Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, blasted MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd for mocking his expressed assist for President Donald Trump’s proposed Area Drive program.
“Pirates threaten the open seas and the identical is feasible in house,” Cruz stated throughout an aviation and subcommittee listening to on Wednesday. “On this identical means, I consider we too should now acknowledge the need of a Area Drive to defend the nation and to guard house commerce and civil house exploration.”
The “Meet The Press” moderator had some enjoyable on the expense of the GOP senator, insisting that house pirates “do not exist.”
“So Ted Cruz says we want a Area Drive to cease house pirates, you understand, these celestial swashbucklers, intergalactic planet pillagers, buccaneers of the good past,” Todd stated, chucking “Area pirates do not exist.”
Todd added that “placing ‘house’ in entrance of something does make it sound a complete lot higher,” like “driving your ‘house automobile’ to the ‘house retailer’ to get some ‘house milk.'”
Cruz supplied a pointy response on Twitter, accusing Todd’s community of omitting the threats of “piracy, espionage, & violence” from rival international locations and harassed how China has the capability to “destroy satellites in house.”
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“Positive, a frigate w/ cranium & crossbones in house is unlikely anytime quickly, however what MSNBC conveniently omits is the specter of piracy, espionage & violence from rogue & rival NATIONS could be very actual,” Cruz tweeted. “Certainly, China has already developed & examined weapons to destroy satellites in house.”
President Trump hoped so as to add the space-based department to the U.S. navy, becoming a member of the U.S. Military, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Air Drive.