Senator Ted Cruz is not happy with President Obama and he’s not holding back any of his frustration. After the President chose to call out the Republican presidential candidates for making some very logical and reasonable comments about allowing Muslim refugees easy entrance into our country. Here’s what Obama said:
The United States has to step up and do its part. And when I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims; when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who’s fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefitted from protection when they were fleeing political persecution — that’s shameful. That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion.
Ted Cruz responded quickly to the President’s specious attack.
Mr. President, if you want to insult me, insult me to my face. Let's have a debate on Syrian refugees right now! https://t.co/N8w8MZfFXC
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 18, 2015
I will say it is fairly remarkable that President Obama has now chosen, two days in a row, to attack my record. he just called me offensive. The day before, he called me ‘un-American.’
It is really quite rich that chose to make both of those insults on foreign soil while he was abroad — attacking me and attacking everyone else in this country who does not want to bringing in tens of thousands of Syrian muslim refugees that the Obama administration can not vet to determine whether or not they are ISIS terrorists.
I gotta tell you, it is utterly unbefitting of the president to be engaging in those kinds of personal insults and attacks. He talked about how he was belittling the Republicans as scared.
Well let me suggest something, Mr. President. If you want to insult me, you can do it overseas, you can do it in Turkey, you can do it in foreign countries, but I would encourage you, Mr. President, come back and insult me to my face.
Let’s have a debate on Syrian refugees right now, we can do it anywhere you want. I’d prefer it in the United States and not overseas where you’re making these insults, but it is easy to toss a chap insult when no one can respond.
But let’s have a debate, I’m sure any one of the TV stations would love to host it, and let’s have a debate on your refugee policy.