Kerry: World leaders shocked by GOP rhetoric
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Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBringing the American election experience to Democratic Republic of the Congo Some Dems sizzle, others see their stock fall on road to 2020 The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE said on Sunday that leaders across the world are "shocked" by the rhetoric coming from the Republican presidential candidates.

"Everywhere I go, every leader I meet, they ask about what is happening in America. They cannot believe it," Kerry said on CBS's "Face The Nation" on Sunday.

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"I think it is fair to say that they're shocked."

Last week, Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention MORE called for patrolling and securing Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks. Front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE also called for patrols on Muslim neighborhoods and said the country needs to start torturing suspects to get information from them.

Kerry said leaders he meets don't "know where it's taking the United States of America."

"It upsets people's sense of equilibrium about our steadiness, about our reliability," Kerry said. "And to some degree I must say to you, some of the questions, the way they're posed to me, it's clear to me that what's happening is an embarrassment to our country."