CNN is reporting that Ted Cruz opposes gluten free meals for solders:
“That’s why the last thing any commander should need to worry about is the grades he is getting from some plush-bottomed Pentagon bureaucrat for political correctness or social experiments — or providing gluten-free MREs,” Cruz said, using the shorthand term for Meal, Ready-to-Eat.
As one who has celiac disease, I am flabbergasted that Cruz picks on soldiers with gluten-insensitivity and celiac disease in an effort to seem tough. I hope some reporter follows up and asks Cruz if he believes celiac disease is a real thing.
Perhaps, I shouldn’t be too surprised since Cruz is advised by a guy who thinks PTSD can be cured by Bible verses.Celiac support groups weigh in:
Okay, this is just terrible and ignorant https://t.co/MG3MmFNwx6
— The Celiac Project (@CeliacProject) February 17, 2016
Ted Cruz needs to read up on the necessity of gluten-free options for those of us with celiac disease. https://t.co/osRddXyO0M
— Celiac Handbook (@CeliacHandbook) February 16, 2016