Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin rips Ted Cruz for ‘pansies’ remark

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin rips Ted Cruz for ‘pansies’ remark


Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ripped Sen. Ted Cruz for accusing the Army of making a recruitment ad that paints soldiers as “pansies,” saying America’s foes would seize on those comments.

China and Russia “would like to capitalize on talking points like that,” Austin said in an interview with CNNpublished on Memorial Day, adding that the US military will never be “soft.”

“I will not lose one minute of sleep about what the Chinese leadership is saying or what Vladimir Putin is saying. What I will focus on, and what I am focused on is the defense of this nation, and making sure that we have what’s needed to be successful,” the defense secretary said.​

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Cruz earlier this month retweeted a video that compared a Russian military recruitment ad that showed musclebound men shooting rifles and jumping out of airplanes with an Army video focusing on a female soldier with “two moms.”

“Holy crap. Perhaps a woke, emasculated military is not

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