Ted Cruz Attacks Sean Penn For ‘Glorifying Homicidal Killers’ — Here’s Penn’s Brilliant Response (VIDEO)

At an addiction policy forum in in New Hampshire, Republican Senator and presidential contender Ted Cruz discussed the awful consequences of drug addiction by highlighting his sister’s overdose in 2011. The conversation then turned into a political rant against undocumented illegal immigrants with Cruz calling them “undocumented democrats.” He blamed the media, Hollywood, and specifically Sean Penn for glorifying drugs and drug dealers, calling for a wall to be built between the U.S. and Mexico. Referring to Penn’s recent interview with drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, also known as El Chapo, Cruz said:

“El Chapo. You know, Sean Penn seems to think he is a sexy and attractive character. I so appreciate Hollywood for glorifying vicious homicidal killers. What a cute and chic thing to celebrate. Someone who murders and destroys lives for a living. El Chapo’s organization brings vast quantities of drugs into this country, vast quantities of heroin.”

Penn’s article did not glorify or celebrate El Chap or drugs, but in typical fashion, Ted Cruz has made a career out of half truths and all out lies. Cruz’s statement didn’t sit well with Sean Penn. In an email sent to  Mother Jones, Penn stated:

“Ted Cruz is a generically funny and dangerously adept thought-smith. Clearly, he watches too much television and neglected to read my article before criticizing. It’s understood. He’s busy trading genius and raising aspirations with Mr. Trump. Blame Canada.”

Blame Canada is 1999 song from the film South Park. The song satirizes scapegoating.

It’s not the first time Penn has criticized Cruz. Responding in 2013 to an interviewer’s question on whether Ted Cruz should be committed to a mental institution, Penn said:

“He is, he is my American brother. I won’t – I think we should take care of him, he is in, he’s the trouble.”

Penn seems to have been on to something quite early. Ted Cruz’s ideas are quite dangerous and if he becomes president, the country is in deep trouble.


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