Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzNYT’s Stephens says Ted Cruz more ‘unctuous’ than Eddie Haskell The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by ExxonMobil – Trump, Cheney trade jabs Cruz backs Glenn Youngkin in Virginia GOP gubernatorial primary MORE (R-Texas) criticized a “Humans of the CIA” video recently released by the agency, writing late Monday: “We’ve come a long way from Jason Bourne.”
In the video, a first-generation Latina CIA agent discusses her “intersectional” identity.
“I am a woman of color. I am a mom. I am a cisgender, millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety order. I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise,” the CIA agent says.
“If you’re a Chinese communist, or an Iranian Mullah, or Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnNorth Korean official says Biden’s comments on country are ‘hostile policy’ Biden administration finishes North Korea policy review China’s people need the truth — America should help them get it MORE…would this scare you?” Cruz asked in response.
“We’ve come a long way from Jason Bourne,” he added referring to the fictional, amnesiac CIA operative created by writer Robert Ludlum for a series of novels that were later adapted into popular movies starring Matt Damon.
If you’re a Chinese communist, or an Iranian Mullah, or Kim Jong Un…would this scare you?
We’ve come a long way from Jason Bourne. https://t.co/HW8Eh9UdXa
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 4, 2021
In response to Cruz’s tweet, many online commenters pointed out that Jason Bourne is a fictional character.
Sports journalist and political commentator Keith Olbermann, for example, tweeted: “Hey, moron: ‘Jason Bourne’ is imaginary – like your conscience.”
Hey, moron: “Jason Bourne” is imaginary – like your conscience https://t.co/lAfPbP7RAl
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 4, 2021