Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz argued that John Kerry should resign for being “an apologist” for radical Islamic terrorists on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
Cruz said, in reaction to Kerry’s comments that there was a “rationale” to the Charlie Hebdo attacks, “Look, John Kerry’s statement is shameful. He should resign. I’ve called on John Kerry to resign, multiple times. Both John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, have all served as apologists for radical Islamic terrorists. Now, what does an apologist mean? An apologist is someone who gives rationalization, someone who gives justifications, that what John Kerry was doing right there. And you know, I remember back to the National Prayer Breakfast that I attended, President Obama spoke there. It was the day after ISIS had lit a Jordanian pilot on fire. And President Obama gave an astonishing speech where he said, yes, ISIS has done some bad things, but you know what, Jews and Christians have done bad things, too, and he invoked the Crusades and the Inquisition, which, last I checked, ended hundreds and hundreds of years ago. And I don’t think it’s asking too much to ask the president to stay in the current millennium. And the argument he’s using that ISIS is just like the Crusades and the Inquisition, that is exactly the argument that ISIS uses, that the radical Islamic terrorists use, and it is harmful when the president is — and the secretary of state is defending radical Islamic terrorists. In Texas, they just caught eight Syrians trying to cross the border illegally. But as commander-in-chief, we will defeat radical Islamic terrorism. My philosophy is to borrow a page from Ronald Reagan and the Cold War — we win, they lose.”
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