Senator Ted Cruz called out President Obama today for insulting Republicans abroad about Syrian refugees, challenging him to say it to his face.
Cruz this week called the president’s plan to bring in lots of refugees “lunacy,” and last night Obama mocked Republicans for being scared of young Syrian orphans, saying, “I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that’s coming out of here during the course of this debate.”
Speaking to reporters today, Cruz said in response, “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.”
He challenged Obama to a debate on whether to bring in refugees––preferably in the U.S. “and not overseas where you’re making the insults.”
Watch above, via Politico.
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