John Kerry earned Bronze Star, Silver Star, 3 Purple Hearts fighting for US security. Ted Cruz probably can't even play "World of Warfare".—
Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) January 29, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz was one of three senators to vote against the confirmation of Sen. John Kerry as Secretary of State today. In a statement, Cruz said he opposed Kerry because of his “less-than-vigorous” defense of U.S. security interests.
Cruz's office says he voted no on Kerry bc "of his longstanding less-than-vigorous defense of U.S. national security issues"—
Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) January 29, 2013
Paul Begala was among the first to question Cruz’ right to vote against someone he didn’t think was right for the job by going after Cruz’ status as a non-veteran. Begala flubbed the video game reference, though.
So, were only senators who have served allowed to vote on the confirmation? Or were non-veterans allowed to vote “yes,” but not “no”? How does this work, exactly?
Ted Cruz(RTX) never in military. Jackass chickenhawk demeaning Kerry & Hagel who actually fought in war. Cruz pompous idiot has no shame.—
Kathy (@mydoggigi) January 29, 2013
About those medals…
John Kerry confirmed Secretary of State – throws away Senate commendations, falsely accuses other Senators of atrocities.—
El SOOPer!! (@SooperMexican) January 29, 2013