Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) amplified and embellished a false and debunked claim, telling his viewers that President Joe Biden “Wants to give crack pipes to minorities to destroy minority communities.”
On the most recent edition of Verdict with Ted Cruz, the podcast co-hosted by Cruz and Michael Knowles, Knowles read a question from a viewer, then prompted Cruz to talk about the “crack pipe” smear.
In other words, Senator Cruz tried to paint President Biden as racist by using a clearly racialized and utterly false smear, while also spreading misinformation about harm reduction strategies that save lives.
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— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 18, 2022