Ted Cruz rips new 'Humans of CIA' video: 'We've come a long way from Jason Bourne'

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzUp next in the culture wars: Adding women to the draft Biden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet 228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade MORE (R-Texas) criticized a "Humans of the CIA" video recently released by the agency, writing late Monday: “We’ve come a long way from Jason Bourne.”

In the video, a first-generation Latina American CIA agent discusses her “intersectional” identity.

“I am a woman of color. I am a mom. I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise,” the CIA agent says.


“If you’re a Chinese communist, or an Iranian Mullah, or Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnSouth Korea says North wants sanctions lifted before restarting nuclear talks Kim's sister rips US-South Korea drills Koreas in talks over possible summit: report MORE...would this scare you?” Cruz asked in response.

“We’ve come a long way from Jason Bourne," he added referring to the fictional, amnesiac CIA operative created by writer Robert Ludlum for a series of novels that were later adapted into popular movies starring Matt Damon.

In response to Cruz's tweet, many online commenters pointed out that Bourne is a fictional character.


Sports journalist and political commentator Keith Olbermann, for example, tweeted: "Hey, moron: 'Jason Bourne' is imaginary — like your conscience."