This is no longer in the realms of “freedom of speech.” This irresponsible statement by Texas senator Ted Cruz is a direct threat and it should be taken as one! What exactly is he planning to do to the president if Mr. Obama was in his presence?
Now I understand that a direct threat to the President of the United States will give Cruz much favor with the so-called “patriots” in the Republican party, but it sounds like the Secret Service need to pay Cruz a visit!
Cruz was responding to Obama’s recent criticism of Republicans suggesting there be a religious test for Syrian refugees seeking entrance to the country, a plan he called “shameful” and “not American” while in Turkey for the Group of 20 summit.
“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,” Cruz said, staring directly into the camera.
Cruz got even more schoolyard, challenging the President to a debate any place, any time.
“Let’s have a debate on Syrian refugees, right now. We can do it anywhere you want. I would prefer it in the United States and not overseas,” the Republican presidential candidate said. “We’ll do it on any station.”