2016 presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz challenged Obama to debate the merits, or lack thereof, of a recent nuclear “deal” reached between the Obama and the terrorist-supporting Islamic country.
Appearing on FOX News’s Hannity on Monday evening (VIDEO BELOW), Sean Hannity asked Cruz to respond to cheap shots levied at him by Obama about his criticism of the deal, criticism Cruz has said repeatedly that with the deal giving Iran over $100 billion, which even Obama admitted could go to fund terrorism against Americans, would make Obama the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
“Unfortunately with Obama it’s all politics all the time,” Cruz answered Hannity. “And it speaks volumes that he’s halfway across the globe and he feels the need to attack me directly,” he said.
Cruz then pointed out that Obama didn’t specifically refute his contention that Obama was the number one state sponsor of terrorism because of the Iran deal, but instead attempted to demonize Cruz for making the statement.
“It’s interesting, Sean. He didn’t actually dispute the substantive criticism. So the point that he responds to there is I pointed out that under the Obama nuclear deal, over a hundred billion dollars will flow to Iran.
Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, so much of that money will end up in the hands of Hamas and Hezbollah and the Houthis, and other radical Islamic terrorists. And if this deal goes through, the Obama administration will become, quite literally, the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.
Now, president Obama didn’t dispute that. He didn’t point to any other entity on earth that would send more money to radical Islamic terrorism. He didn’t dispute that billions of dollars in the control of the American government will be used to fund jihadists who take that money and murder Americans, murder Israelis, murder Europeans — instead, he simply attacked us.”
After Hannity pointed out that giving Iran $150 billion dollars is the economic equivalent of roughly $8 trillion, about half the size of the entire GDP of the U.S. economy, Cruz, a national debate champion during college while on the Harvard debate team, threw down the gauntlet, inviting Obama to publicly debate him face-to-face “anytime” and “any place of his choosing.”
“I’ll tell you quickly, Sean, that since he’s not willing to discuss the substance, I’ll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama at anytime and place of his choosing to debate the substance of the Iran deal.
Let’s do it in front of the American people anytime in the next 60 days that Congress has to review this deal.
If he’s so convinced he’s right on the substance, I will welcome him anytime — and if he’s unwilling to show up, he can send as a proxy John Kerry. Let’s debate the substance of how much this endangers the United States of America, Israel and the world.”
“It’s the single greatest national security threat facing America,” Cruz asserted, referring to the Obama Iran nuclear deal.
Hannity and Cruz continued their discussion, going over Cruz’s historic takedown of RINO Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday. Worse than Republican leadership being simply weak and ineffective, Cruz contended that GOP leadership, is actually “leading the effort to kill conservative principles,” calling it a “sad reality.”
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