Ted Cruz rips 'grossly irresponsible' LeBron James after NBA star tweets 'you're next' at Columbus cop

T”he left consistently goes after, attacks and demonizes police officersoften before the facts are known, often before there is any evidence of what happened,” Cruz told host Ben Domenech, “but their immediate reaction, whenever there is an incident, is that police officers is in the wrong.

And in this instance, ‘you’re nextcould certainly be interpreted by some, even, as a call for violence. I think it was a grossly irresponsible message for LeBron James to send out.

Cruz noted that James, 36, essentially ignored the fact that Columbus police released body camera footage that showed Bryant attacking another female with a knife.

LEBRON JAMES ADDRESSES NOW-DELETED TWEET: ‘I’M SO DAMN TIRED OF SEEING BLACK PEOPLE KILLED BY POLICE

By any measure, it was a volatile situation,” the senator said. “The woman who was killed was wielding a knife, was violent, appeared to be threatening the [lives] of others. It may well be, on an investigation, that this police officer saved the life of a potential victim of a knife attack and we shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

The Texas lawmaker added that the Ohio authorities are right to invstigate the shooting further, but that fact doesn’t absolve the rush to judgement from high-profile people like James

The facts should be determined, but the left doesn’t care about the facts, they care about demonizing and attacking law enforcement and I think it’s wrong,” hy het gesê.

James later deleted the “Jy's volgende” tweet and replaced it with a brief thread that attempted to explain his feelings.

I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate,” James said. “[Dit is] about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism.

James’ tweet followed responses from people like Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who wrote thatwhile the verdict was being read in the Derek Chauvin trial, Columbus police shot and killed a sixteen-year-old girl. Her name was Ma’Khia Bryant. She should be alive right now.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-mis., tweeted thatBlack girls deserve to grow up and become women.

Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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