Next Tuesday, Ted Cruz will reportedly preside over a Senate hearing on President Obama’s politically correct counter-terrorism policies.
Specifically, the hearing — held by the Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts — will examine how the consequences of the “Countering Violent Extremism” doctrine have handicapped federal agencies’ abilities to identify and combat terrorist threats on American soil.
Sen. Cruz hinted at the hearing in a recent op-ed.
“President Obama refuses to acknowledge that radical Islamic terrorism is the problem. Instead, just this past week, he mocked the idea that identifying the threat is a critical first step in defeating it,” he explained. “He said that naming the threat ‘radical Islam’ is just a label, not a strategy.”
“President Obama’s politically correct reluctance to attribute the terrorist threat we face with radical Islam hobbles our ability to combat it by discouraging counterterrorism agents from taking radical Islam into account when evaluating potential threats.”
Cruz is not the first to criticize the White House’s counter-terrorism policies in the wake of the Orlando terror attacks.
Patrick Poole — a foreign policy and terrorism expert — told TheDC that because of the CVE, Orlando won’t be “the last attack on U.S. soil we’ll see before the election.” (RELATED: Terror Expert — Obama Policies Practically Guarantee Another Terror Attack Before Election)
The CVE is “designed to completely remove any ideological discussion or examination from anything doing with counterterrorism,” he explained. “That’s its purpose, so in that effect it’s the only thing about CVE that’s working.”