Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz declared that the shooting in Chattanooga wasn’t perpetrated by a “lone gunman” “anymore than Hasan and Fort Hood was workplace violence” at Saturday’s Family Leadership Summit in Iowa.
Cruz said, “You cannot fight and defeat radical Islamic terrorism when you have a president and an administration who refuses to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.'”
He continued, “What’s happening in Iran this week, this deal that profoundly endangers Israel, profoundly endangers America, risks millions of lives, is interconnected with the terrorist act in Chattanooga, where four US Marines and one sailor were murdered. Now, President Obama inexplicably referred to that as a ‘lone gunman.’ It wasn’t a lone gunman anymore than Hasan and Fort Hood was workplace violence.”
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