Should he be saying this?
Sen. Ted Cruz wondered aloud on social media if the exit of national security adviser John Bolton from the Trump administration is the result of machinations by the “deep state.”
Cruz aired his suspicions from his Twitter account.
“John Bolton is a friend, and he has devoted his life to defending our national security, including providing wise counsel to multiple administrations,” he tweeted.
John Bolton is a friend, and he has devoted his life to defending our national security, including providing wise counsel to multiple administrations.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 10, 2019
“I sincerely hope his leaving the White House does not mean that the deep-state forces at State and Treasury—who have been fighting tooth and nail to preserve the Obama Iran nuclear deal—have finally convinced the president to go soft on Iran,” he added.
The “deep state” is the phrase used by President Donald Trump’s supporters to define the government’s secret group of anti-Trump militants who supposedly use their authority to undermine his policies.
On Tuesday, Bolton was unceremoniously fired by a couple of president tweets that shocked many. Bolton responded by tweeting his own account of what occurred as opposed to the variant of the president.
Cruz’s comments were in stark opposition to the opinion of Sen. Rand Paul who unleashed a torrent of criticism against Bolton and his “naive” “neo-con” foreign policy ideals, as he described them.
“You need to try to further the president’s agenda. My opinion is that I saw John Bolton working against the president’s agenda,” Paul said.
“He had his own agenda,” he concluded.