Senator Ted Cruz (R-“Cancun”), a politician who slithers his way across the Senate floor, and who oozes insincerity every time his mouth succeeds in breaking through the unkempt shrub that has taken root on his face, continues to attack Mexico for its political shortcomings. Blasting Mexico is apparently his “go-to” tactic every time he feels discomfort when he is criticized for injudicious statements or inappropriate conduct. He loves Mexico as a place to escape his responsibilities, leaving his fellow Texans to suffer during epic cold snaps; but otherwise he has nothing but contempt for our neighbor to the south.
Coming under media attack for his tasteless third-degree grilling of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Cruz found it necessary to divert and distract by going after Mexico once again. The presidential wannabe and Trump bootlicker accused Mexico of “undermining the rule of law.” This from a man who led the fight to undermine Joe Biden’s legitimate election victory and encouraged the January 6, 2021 attempted coup d’état that, if successful, would have kept Trump in office.
Cheers for the Mexican government, countering Cruz’s criticism by reminding him that its political candidates acknowledge when they lose an election.
However, nothing can shut up the Texas twit/tweeter when it comes to taking his deep frustrations out on Mexico. Addressing the recent killings of Mexican journalists and politicians, Cruz announced during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that there is "deepening civil unrest in Mexico and the breakdown there of civil society, the breakdown of the rule of law."
Cruz’s blinders, worthy of a Triple Crown horse, apparently make it impossible for him to look around and see what is going on in his own country. Leave it to Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Esteban Moctezuma, to point it out to him in a letter responding to this recent Cruz missile attack on Mexico:
"You spoke about a 'breakdown of the rule of law'. I invite you to study what happened in our federal elections last June. All political parties, with no exception, accepted the results and kept moving forward to strengthen our democracy and freedom of expression.
Unlike the U.S., Mexico is not consumed with Big Lies about stolen elections and non-existent voter fraud, or lawmakers (breakers?) like Cruz, who spoke out against certifying President Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, falsely claiming that election fraud had been rampant in swing states Biden won. This notwithstanding that 62 court challenges to those votes and certifications were thrown out of court, in many cases laughably.
Would that the only real damage Cruz could inflict would be on his home state of Texas and the constituents that inexplicably elected him. Unfortunately, his attempts to destroy democracy at home while indiscriminately attacking our close allies have both adverse national and international consequences.
Isn’t it more than enough to have to endure the looming presence of Donald Trump, like a sword of Damocles on a very thin string, hovering over us? Were Trump to fade away or be taken away via perp walk, Ted Cruz is there waiting in the wings to take up the mantle of character assassination and lies that are the prerequisites for today’s emerging Republican leaders.
May 13, 2022