Ted Cruz: President Obama Should Spend Less Time Golfing, More Time Leading

Speaking to reporters after his speech at the Iowa state fair, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticized President Obama for failing to demonstrate leadership -- even though he had begun airstrikes in Iraq.

“Airstrikes could well make sense, to degrade the lethality of ISIS if they are directed towards accomplishing a concrete defined military objective that furthers U.S. national security interests,” Cruz said. “What is missing right now is the Commander-in-Chief laying out a strategic vision.”

Cruz called for a vision and moral leadership that he explained could only come from the president.

“The president unfortunately is an absentee president,” Cruz said, pointing out that Obama visited to Texas for fundraisers, but refused to visit the border.

“I think the President should actually stand up and do his job as commander in chief, should spend less time on the golf course and more time doing the job to which he was elected,” Obama said.


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