GOP presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who wasn’t able to attend the last GOP presidential debate because of his low poll numbers, took the stage following fellow candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a presidential forum in Washington, D.C. on Thursday saying Cruz’s rhetoric is “garbage.”
“Both Trump and Cruz are using “garbage” rhetoric on immigration that will cost Republicans a general election by alienating the large and growing Hispanic population, the South Carolina senator told the Republican Jewish Coalition on Thursday,” reported USA Today.
Graham also said the Texas senator’s position opposing the removal of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad will hurt America’s chance of destroying the Islamic State (ISIS).
Graham moved from foreign policy to criticizing Cruz’s conservative pro-life position.
“If the nominee of the Republican Party will not allow for an (abortion) exception for rape and incest, they will not win,” Graham stated. “Ted Cruz doesn’t have an exception for rape or incest.”
According to USA Today, “His attacks on Cruz mirrored those he made on RealClearRadio, an interview in which Graham called Cruz ‘an opportunist’ who ‘has done more to allow ISIL (the Islamic State) to gain a foothold in Syria than any senator other than Rand Paul.'”