Ted Cruz on CIA Report: ‘Torture Is Wrong, Unambiguously, Period, the End,’ But…
Senator Ted Cruz spoke at the Heritage Foundation earlier today, and after his hour-long speech, he took a question from Breitbart reporter Charlie Spiering, who asked the Texas Republican for his reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report released yesterday.
Cruz, first off, made something clear about his personal position on torture. “Torture is wrong, unambiguously, period, the end,” he said. “Civilized nations do not engage in torture and Congress has rightly acted to make absolutely clear that the United Nations will not engage in torture.”
But that all being said, Cruz was overwhelmingly critical of the decision to release the report in the first place. He dismissed it as partisan and biased, and said it’s another example of Democrats trying to blame George W. Bush for everything.
Cruz warned of the serious security risks that come with releasing this report, and the potential fracturing it would do to the U.S.’ relationship with international partners.
Watch the video below, via Heritage Foundation:
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