Apples and oranges. This is one government official to another.
And if someone who is NOT a government official made the same remarks that Ted Cruz did? Would you still jump to the defense of the tyrannical actions of the Aussie government?
But any opinions of the minister from the general citizenry of Australia
The minister is not the general citizenry of Australia.
Which is why Tom asked for opinions from them.
can be easily met with opinions of Ted Cruz from the general citizenry of the U.S.
US politician: makes a comment about the tyranny consuming another nation's government.
Anna: Proceeds to quote a member of that tyrannical government in defense of said government.
@annabenedetti do you see the problem here? Do you not see the conflict of interest? Of course a member of the government being consumed by tyranny would defend his system, especially if he's in support of such tyranny. Which is why Ted Cruz's comment is far more valid than his, because Ted is viewing Australia from outside of Australia, and is a neutral party in matters related to how the AUS government operates.
It's called bias. Ted (at least in this matter) has none, at least related to how tyrannical the Aussie government is behaving, the covid notwithstanding.