Kerry: World leaders shocked by GOP rhetoric
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Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryOvernight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit Senate must save itself by confirming Mike Pompeo Pompeo faces pivotal vote 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 CruzAfter Dems stood against Pompeo, Senate’s confirmation process needs a revamp Cruz's Dem challenger slams Time piece praising Trump Race for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election MORE called for patrolling and securing Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks. Front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRand's reversal advances Pompeo New allegations could threaten Trump VA pick: reports President Trump puts on the pageantry for Macron’s visit 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."