Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) fired back at MeidasTouch, a left-leaning media outlet, after they claimed that he called for the defunding of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
It began when progressive Lauren Windsor posted a “NEW UNDERCOVER” video in which a woman approached Cruz pretending to be a conservative. She claimed that he agreed with her call to defund the FBI.
However, Cruz at no point called for the defunding of the FBI, simply nodding while she spoke.
“I wanted to say, thank you so much for all you’re doing to fight for Herschel Walker and to take back the Senate,” the woman said, shaking Cruz’s hand. “And I just think it’s so important that you guys are actually going to defund all those IRS agents.”
“Absolutely,” Cruz interjected, but she continued.
“But I think it’s imperative that you really have to defund the FBI after all the witch hunts that are going on,” she continued.
In that moment, Cruz can be seen nodding, then shaking his head seconds after the word “defund” is said. Windsor went ahead and claimed that Cruz was “nodding in agreement.”
Cruz then said the following, “It is horrific the abuse of power at the FBI, and it’s wrong. And there needs to be a complete housecleaning that happens at the FBI.”
“Are y’all going be able to do that when you regain the Senate?” the woman asked.
“I think we need to fight to do that,” Cruz said, adding, “And we need to fight to have real oversight.”
MeidasTouch went ahead with Windsor’s assumptions, however, retweeting the video with the comment “Ted Cruz wants to defund the FBI.”
Cruz followed up with a tweet of his own, calling out both, and reaffirming that he was calling for a “complete housecleaning.”
“Leftie Twitter is gonna lie — it’s what they do — but every word I said is true,” Cruz tweeted. “The FBI’s raid was a horrific ‘abuse of power’; there needs to be ‘a complete housecleaning’ at FBI; we need ‘real oversight’ from Congress. All absolutely true!”
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