Ted Cruz is finest recognized lately for the fixed stream of (deserved) Cancun jokes that he even inflicts upon himself, however he’s nonetheless the grasp of the self personal on different topics. Not too long ago, he’s stepped in it whereas attempting to outwit Stephen King and clutching his pearls over Sam Smith. Now, Cruz is wading into the enormous mess created by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been sacrificing the financial well-being of his complete state (by irrevocably feuding with Disney) to drum up just a few MAGA votes for the GOP presidential main race.
Not solely have DeSantis and cronies been attacking the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, however the NAACP has seen greater than sufficient relating to the state’s new discriminatory laws, together with the yanking of funding for variety applications in larger schooling and increasing hid carry rights. Over the weekend, the NAACP responded by formally issuing a journey advisory for the Sunshine State. As relayed by CNN, the group warned against “DeSantis’ aggressive makes an attempt to erase Black historical past and to limit variety, fairness, and inclusion applications in Florida faculties.” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson added, “Beware that your life just isn’t valued.”
Ted doesn’t see the large deal right here. So, he determined to place phrases into Martin Luther King Jr.’s mouth over the fiasco. “Dr. King can be ashamed of how profoundly they’ve misplaced their manner,” he lamented on Twitter.
That is weird. And totally dishonest.
Within the Fifties & Sixties, the NAACP did extraordinary good serving to lead the civil rights motion.
At present, Dr. King can be ashamed of how profoundly they’ve misplaced their manner. https://t.co/F9EAiEfDP6
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 21, 2023
Not so, responded Bernice King. She took umbrage with Ted for making an attempt to talk for her father, and she insisted, “What my father can be deeply involved about is the dangerous, discriminatory laws in Florida.”
In the future, Ted would possibly study to thoughts his personal state’s enterprise.