Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] responded to Barack Obama’s insults, calling for him to “insult me to my face” and challenged him to a debate on Syrian refugees.
On Wednesday, NBC News talked to Cruz on Capitol Hill where he called Obama’s comments “utterly unbefitting of a president.”
Cruz explained, “Well, I will say it is fairly remarkable that President Obama has chosen two days in a row to attack me directly. He just called me ‘offensive” the day before, he called me ‘un-American.’ You know, I think it’s really quite rich that he chose to make both of those insults on foreign soil, while he was abroad, attacking me, and attacking everyone else in this country who believes that we should not be bringing in tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees that the Obama administration cannot vet to determine whether they are ISIS terrorists.”
Tuesday in Manila, Obama said, “When individuals say that we should have a religious test and that only Christians — proven Christians — should be admitted… that’s offensive and contrary to American values. I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that’s been coming out of here during the course of this debate.”
Cruz continued, “I got to tell you, it is utterly unbefitting of the president to be engaging in those kind of personal insults and attacks. And you know, he also, he talked about how he was belittling the Republican field 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,” insisted Cruz.
“Let’s have a debate on Syrian refugees right now, we can do it anywhere you want,” suggested Cruz. “I’d prefer it in the United States and not overseas where you’re making the insults. It’s easy to toss a cheap insult when no-one can respond. But’s let’s have a debate, we’ll do it on any station, I’m sure any one of the TV stations would be glad to host it and let’s have a debate on your refugee policy.”