Ted Cruz Slams John Brennan’s Bizarre Outrage Over Assassination Of Iranian Nuclear Scientist

Andrew MarkMillerNovember 29, 20207min
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Sen. Ted Cruz slammed former CIA Director John Brennan for siding with “Iranian zealots” while “reflexively condemning Israel.”

“It’s bizarre to see a former head of the CIA consistently side with Iranian zealots who chant ‘Death to America.’ And reflexively condemn Israel. Does Joe Biden agree?” The Texas Republican tweeted in response to Brennan calling the recent assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist “highly reckless.”

It’s bizarre to see a former head of the CIA consistently side with Iranian zealots who chant “Death to America.”

Brennan responded to Cruz’s attack by calling the senator “unworthy” of representing his constituents.

“It is typical for you to mischaracterize my comment,” Brennan said. “Your lawless attitude & simple-minded approach to serious national security matters demonstrate that you are unworthy to represent the good people of Texas.”

Brennan went on to criticize Cruz in several other tweets, including one that called him a “poor Senator” and a “bad lawyer,” after Cruz retweeted a post questioning whether Brennan violated the Logan Act.

Gosh, I touched a nerve. Facts matter,” Cruz shot back. “FACT 1: you’ve admitted, in 1976 you voted for the Communist candidate for President because, I guess, Jimmy Carter wasn’t liberal enough for you. FACT 2: you gave $150 Bn to Ayatollah Khamenei, knowing it would be used to kill Americans.”

Cruz continued: “Ok, let’s apply your proffered standard: Ben Rhodes has publicly stated, ‘foreign leaders are already having phone calls with Joe Biden, talking about the agenda they’re going to pursue on Jan. 20.’ Does that mean you think Joe Biden should be prosecuted under the Logan Act?”

Brennan, who led the CIA for almost four years during the Obama administration, was widely criticized for his response to the assassination by many who pointed out the administration’s record dealing with Iran and Israel.

The assassinated scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was considered the top architect of Iran’s nuclear program and was killed in broad daylight by what news outlets are describing as “terrorists.” However, Iran has blamed Israel.

Author : Andrew Mark Miller

Source : Washington Examiner : Ted Cruz slams John Brennan’s ‘bizarre’ outrage over assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist: ‘Does Joe Biden agree?’