Ted Cruz challenges Obama to debate Iran Deal

Senator Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzLawmakers spar over surveillance flight treaty with Russia Senators voice support for Iran protesters but stop short of taking action Prisons chief: FBI investigating whether 'criminal enterprise' played role in Epstein death MORE (R-Texas) on Monday challenged President Obama to debate the "substance" of the Iran deal. 

"Since [Obama's] not willing to discuss the substance, I'll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama at any time and place of his choosing to debate the substance of the Iran deal," he said on Fox News's "Hannity."  "Let's do it in front of the American people."

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"If he's unwilling to show up, he can send as a proxy John Kerry," he added.

The 2016 presidential candidate starkly opposes Obama's Iran deal, and said that if it passes through Congress, "the Obama administration will become quite literally the world's leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism."

Watch the video above to see the Senator's full comments.