Cruz: Rubio supports Obama-Clinton foreign policy agenda
The battle over national security between Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector Senators unveil bipartisan push to deter future election interference Puerto Rico's children need recovery funds MORE (R-Fla.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWith religious liberty memo, Trump made America free to be faithful again Interstate compacts aren't the right way to fix occupational licensing laws Texas Dem: ‘I don’t know what to believe’ about what Trump wants for wall MORE (R-Texas) burst into the open on the debate stage in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, with Cruz accusing Rubio of undermining U.S. safety by supporting the agendas of President Obama and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
“One of the problems with Marco’s foreign policy is he far too often supported Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama, undermining governments in the Middle East that has helped radical Islamic terrorists,” Cruz said. 
“We need to focus on killing the bad guys, not getting stuck in Middle Eastern wars that don’t keep America safe.”
Rubio has accused Cruz of weakening national defense by voting to end mass surveillance techniques used by the National Security Agency, and for voting against national defense reauthorization bills he says are vital for a well-funded military.
“We do need our defense capabilities. The cuts we’re facing today and the cuts Sen. Cruz supported would leave us with a smaller Army and Navy than the one we’re going to be left with,” Rubio said Tuesday. 
“And the final point is, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s strategy is to lead from behind. It sounds like what [Cruz is] outlining is not to lead at all. We cannot continue to outsource foreign policy.”