Prince Harry calls First Amendment 'bonkers,' faces backlash from Cruz, Crenshaw, others

The Duke of Sussex produced the comments on a recent episode of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman's'Armchair Expert' podcast.

Prince Harry calls First Amendment 'bonkers,' faces backlash from Cruz, Crenshaw, others

Prince Harry is facing a wave of backlash after phoning the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution "bonkers" through a podcast appearance a week.

The Duke of Sussex made the comments on a episode of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman's"Armchair Expert" podcast.

While conversing about life in Los Angeles -- at which Harry and spouse Meghan Markle have depended since departing the United Kingdom -- that the prince discussed what he called the media"freezing frenzy" leading to his stay in film producer and actor Tyler Perry's Beverly Hills mansion. He specifically took issue with all the paparazzi.

"I really don't want to start sort of moving down the First Amendment route because that's a massive subject and one in which I really don't know because I have just been here a short period of time," Harry stated . "But, you can get a loophole in anything. And you can capitalize or exploit what's not said rather than uphold what is said."

"I have so much I wish to convey about the First Amendment as I kind of understand it, but it's bonkers," he continued.

Harry's comments ignited a wave of criticism online.

"Nice he can state that," responded Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

"Well I just doubled the size of my Independence Day celebration." Composed Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas on Twitter.

Former Brexit leader Nigel Farage tweeted:"For Prince Harry to condemn the USA's First Amendment shows he's lost the plot. Soon he won't be wanted on each side of the pond"

"He is such a tiresome flog.

"Sunday Riddle: How many more Hollywood-style interviews will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give before they eventually achieve the privacy they claim to be this desperate for?"

"I wonder whether he also thinks the Fourth Amendment is'bollocks' and also the 14th Amendment is'pish-posh,'" added conservative author, filmmaker, and podcast host, Dinesh D'Souza.

"Imagine being completely mystified by the idea that people have a right to speak their thoughts without fear of being detained," another user tweeted.

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