Ted Cruz Calls On Congress to Approve 'Space Force'

Senator Ted Cruz wants Congress to approve the formation of a ‘space force’ tasked with protecting ‘the nation’ against space pirates. Naturally, the people of Twitter responded in an appropriately dramatic fashion.

Cruz made the comments during a senate committee hearing on aviation and space on Tuesday. Cruz, chairman of the subcommittee, reasoned that because pirates threaten the open seas, “the same is possible in space.”