Crowds of angry Iraqis protesting America’s recent airstrikes against an Iran-backed militia laid siege to the U.S. Embassy compound, chanting “Down, Down USA!” as they stormed through the main gate, prompting U.S. guards to fire tear gas in response.
As events in Baghdad were underway, Reid took to Twitter.
“As Trump’s Benghazi unfolds in Iraq…” the MSNBC host tweeted while sharing a Twitter statement from President Trump that said, “Read the Transcripts!”
Reid’s tweet didn’t sit well with the Texas Republican.
“What’s wrong with you? Is partisan hatred really that deep?” Cruz said. “We root for American soldiers, not against them.”
Reid wasn’t the only one who attempted to link Tuesday’s raid to the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that left four Americans dead — including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
A progressive veterans’ political organization, PAC VoteVets, used the violent demonstrations on Tuesday to knock the president.
“Hey @POTUS remember [your] Benghazi rants during 2016? You’re about to have your own one unfortunately in Iraq,” VoteVets wrote in the now-deleted tweet.
The “Benghazi rants” was in reference to Trump’s repeated attacks against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her handling of the Benghazi attack.
The tweet, which was later deleted, was widely panned on social media.
MSNBC host Joy Reid was under fire Tuesday over a tweet — which she later deleted — slamming Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for supposedly appearing on Russian state-run television.
Pompeo spoke this past April at Texas A&M University, recalling the sins he witnessed when he oversaw the CIA. “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole,” Pompeo chuckled in the clip. “We had entire training courses.”
“Can you imagine what Republicans would have said if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had gone on Russian State TV and said this during the Obama administration?” Reid asked. “Now? Republicans are unphased by this remarkably brazen Kremlin bowing. Putin really did win the year…”
What’s wrong with you? Is partisan hatred really that deep? We root for American soldiers, not against them. https://t.co/VOKsxWtS5f
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 1, 2020