Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by ExxonMobil — Climate divides conservative Democrats in reconciliation push Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Altria — Walrus detectives: Scientists recruit public to spot mammal from space 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.
"I think it is fair to say that they're shocked."
Last week, Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Memo: Conservatives change their tune on big government The CDC's Title 42 order fuels racism and undermines public health Ocasio-Cortez goes indoor skydiving for her birthday MORE called for patrolling and securing Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks. Front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' 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."