Cruz Accuses CNN of Being 'Very Eager To Defend the Taliban' After Fact Check


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is blasting CNN after the network fact-checked claims that the Taliban hung a man from a helicopter to execute him.

In a tweet, the Texas senator shared a CNN article debunking the claim and wrote, “[CNN] is so very eager to defend the Taliban (who are murderous terrorists) & cover up the Biden catastrophe.”

“Ok CNN, now fact check Biden’s promise to Americans in Afghanistan on Aug 20 that ‘we will get you home,'” he continued. “I dare you.”

The article pointed out that several Republican lawmakers have highlighted a video claiming that the Taliban was carrying out an execution by hanging a man from a helicopter.

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However, as the network explained, “Nobody was executed on the Kandahar helicopter flight depicted in the viral videos. Other footage shows that the man dangling from the helicopter was wearing a harness around his body, not a noose around his neck, and that he was moving freely — even appearing to wave.”

“CNN could not immediately confirm what exactly the man in the harness was doing. But Bilal Sarwary, an Afghan journalist who fled the country in the evacuation of late Augusttweeted on Tuesday: ‘Afghan pilot flying this is someone I have known over the years. He was trained in the US and UAE, he confirmed to me that he flew the Blackhawk helicopter. Taliban fighter seen here was trying to install Taliban flag from air but it didn’t work in the end,'” the article added.

Cruz’s tweet comes after the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan.

President Joe Biden claimed in a speech on Tuesday that “90% of Americans in Afghanistan who wanted to leave were able to leave.”

The president has been accused of breaking a promise to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan until every American out of Afghanistan.

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