Ted Cruz sparks furious backlash over ‘disingenuous’ and ‘out of touch’ comments about Black History Month
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Ted Cruz sparked a backlash with his “out of touch” tweet about Black History Month.

The Texas senator accused the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Turner Network Television (TNT) of “obvious bias” against Republicans for honouring Black Democrats as part of a Black History Month segment.

He went on to question why Barack Obama, Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams were pictured on screen but not Black Republicans like Tim Scott or Condi Rice.

People pointed out that he has no place telling the NBA – or anyone, for that matter – which Black political figures they should or shouldn’t be celebrating.

They added that the figures that were chosen are “known for fighting for Black people’s rights”: Obama and Harris made history as the first Black president and the first Black, Indian and female Vice President while Abrams was the first Black woman to deliver a response to the State of the Union address.

She was also recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for galvanizing voters in Georgia ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

People also wondered why he couldn’t just keep his thoughts to himself.

With the ex-president he served under for four years currently on trial for inciting insurrection in the US Capitol, he should probably have bigger things to worry about than the lack of Republican representation on TNT.

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