BTW, at first I didn't read the part about Iran correctly — I wonder if Cruz is referring to the latest GitHub's achievement of extending their services to Iran instead of blocking the accounts of anyone who happens to access GitHub from an Iranian IP. If so, he is surprizingly well informed.
I don't get a strong "Iran good" vibe from the developer crowd; perhaps it's there, but my biases prevent me from detecting it. Cruz would have been much more on target if he had said Antifa. But, unctuous type that he is, he chose the much less ambiguous bogeyman of Iran.