Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp The Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Matthew McConaughey on potential political run: 'I'm measuring it' MORE (R-Texas) says he thinks President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaA simple fix can bring revolutionary change to health spending US and UK see eye to eye on ending illegal wildlife trade Top nuclear policy appointee removed from Pentagon post: report MORE is “not interested” in protecting the United States from terror attacks.
“I recognize that Barack Obama does not wish to defend this country. He may have been tired of war, but our enemies are not tired of killing us,” Cruz said in a “Fox and Friends” interview.
“They are getting stronger. Every region on Earth has gotten worse under the Obama-Clinton foreign policy.”
Cruz, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, accused the president of ignoring the threats posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in light of a coordinated set of attacks in Paris on Friday.
He said Obama and Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, are “ideologues” who “don’t recognize that enemies of America want to kill us.”
Cruz’s interview came after an attack in Paris left at least 129 people dead Friday. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Cruz said as president, he would focus on attacking and destroying ISIS and other terrorist groups.
He also criticized the Obama administration’s decision to take in up to 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, saying that they should instead be resettled in the Middle East, "in majority Muslim countries.”
Christians targeted by ISIS, however, should be able to look to the U.S. as a “safe haven,” Cruz said.
“It is not random, unconnected extremism, it is a particular form — radical Islamism — that takes the view that anyone that doesn’t embrace their radical Islamic view should be murdered or forcibly converted,” he said.
“That’s what we’re seeing happening in Paris, it’s what we’re seeing happening in Israel, and I’m sorry to tell you, this will be coming to America. ISIS plans to bring these acts of terror to America.”