First from Cruz on Sunday...
TedCruz: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in response to Saturday night’s horrific attack at the hands of a radical Islamic terrorist in Orlando:Related links: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Addresses Florida Terrorist Attack
“Our nation is at war. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to last night’s horrific attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America,” Sen. Cruz said. “Early reports indicate the Orlando terrorist had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, and he had previously been investigated by the FBI. And yet, as with the prior attacks, we were not able to act to stop this act of vicious terrorism that has now murdered 50 and injured more than 50 others.
“Our hearts go out to those killed and wounded last night. Our prayers are with their families, and with all their grieving loved ones.
“It is a time for action. We need a Commander in Chief who will speak the truth, and who will unleash the full force and fury of the American military to utterly destroy ISIS and its affiliates. We need to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act, so that known ISIS terrorists cannot use U.S. passports to return to America and wage jihad. We need a President who is serious – who will identify the enemy by name and do everything necessary to defeat it.
“The next few days will be sadly predictable. Democrats will try to use this attack to change the subject. As a matter of rigid ideology, far too many Democrats – from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton – will refuse to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ They will claim this attack, like they claimed every previous attack, was isolated and had nothing to do with the vicious Islamist theology that is daily waging war on us across the globe. And they will try to exploit this terror attack to undermine the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms of law-abiding Americans.
“Enough is enough. What we need is for every American – Democrat and Republican – to come together, abandon political correctness, and unite in defeating radical Islamic terrorism.
“ISIS doesn’t just target soldiers. They don’t just target Republicans. Or Jews. They also target Christians and fellow Muslims. They target each and every one of us. As we saw this morning, they target the gay and lesbian community. Their objective, which they broadcast worldwide, is to murder or forcibly convert every single American.
“For all the Democrats who are loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging, now is the opportunity to speak out against an ideology that calls for the murder of gays and lesbians. ISIS and the theocracy in Iran (supported with American taxpayer dollars) regularly murder homosexuals, throwing them from buildings and burying them under rocks. This is wrong, it is evil, and we must all stand against it. Every human being has a right to live according to his or her faith and conscience, and nobody has a right to murder someone who doesn’t share their faith or sexual orientation. If you’re a Democratic politician and you really want to stand for LGBT, show real courage and stand up against the vicious ideology that has targeted our fellow Americans for murder.
“Today, all of America stands in solidarity with the people of Orlando. All of us should lift them up in prayer, demand action, and if you have any information about the Orlando shooter or potential radical Islamic terror plots, please act to keep us safe by using the FBI tips website: https://tips.fbi.gov.”
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Then from Levin on Monday...
On Monday’s Mark Levin show, President Obama has no problem attacking Republicans or corporations by name, but when it comes to the greatest threat we face, Islamic terrorism, he won’t call by its name. Obama is the wrong man in office at the wrong time and is ideologically incapable of protecting the country. The best way to deal with this threat is to acknowledge it and destroy the enemy. In addition, Obama has disarmed this country when it comes to military and law enforcement. Their hands are tied by purposeful ignorance and leftist idealism. After that, the FBI left stones unturned when it came to preventing this mass shooting in Orlando. The terrorist, Omar Mateen, was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and was on a terror watch list. However, the FBI cleared him and he was able to purchase guns. Later, we now have creeping Sharia law in this country. Free speech, non-islamic religions and gays are under attack by radical Islamists. Finally, John Lott, President of Crime Prevention Research calls in discuss the shooting which occurred in another gun-free zone.
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ADDENDUM: ...and Tuesday...
On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, President Obama is now showing his anger – not to the radical Islamic terrorists – but to law-abiding American citizens. He really shows his anger when he’s attacking Americans, but when it comes to the enemy he’s very monotone and soft-spoken. After three speeches following the Orlando terror attack, Obama has not once united the American people. Instead we get lectures about Islam and gun control. Also, the fact that Republicans can’t respond to Obama is appalling. There is not a leader among the so called leaders including Mitch McConnell. The only time they get angry is when they are attacking Ted Cruz. Later, there was a 6 month period in 2011, where Iraqi’s were prevented by the Obama Administration from coming into the U.S. because of terrorism. Now Obama considers this racist, but this is really about preserving the country not racism.
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ADDENDUM II: More from Sen. Cruz on Thursday (H/t: CR)...
"This week played out all too predictably... This is political distraction; this is political gamesmanship. And I think the American people find it ridiculous... this is not a gun-control issue. This is a terrorism issue."
"President Obama is responsible for ensuring American’s safety, and protecting the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Instead of doing this, Obama is campaigning against Americans and the Second Amendment. ... Who will defend the Bill of Rights? Right now it’s not Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, or the Democrats, but it is Ted Cruz." ~ Mark Levin, 6/16/16