Skip to Content

The Blaze: Here’s Why Ted Cruz Thinks the Obama Administration Is Failing on Terrorism

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned Tuesday that the Obama administration will not be able to effectively fight terrorist attacks as long as it's unable to identify radical Islam as a source of those attacks.

"You cannot defeat radical Islamic terrorism if you're unwilling to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,' " he said on Fox News.The Obama administration has been criticized for refusing to single out radical Islamic terrorism, even after the French prime minister declared that his country is "at war... against terrorism and radical Islam" after last week's attacks that left 17 dead. On Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder was asked twice if the U.S. is at war with France against radical Islam.

"Well, I would say we are at war with terrorists who commit these heinous acts and who... use Islam," Holder said on NBC. In an interview with ABC, he seemed to dodge the question again by saying "I certainly think that we are at war with those who would commit terrorist attacks and who would corrupt the Islamic faith in the way that they do."

Cruz also slammed the Obama administration for failing to send anyone to France's unity rally on Sunday. The White House later admitted it should have sent someone, but Cruz said that bad decision fits with the pattern of the last six years.

"It was a very visual manifestation of what's happened over six years," he said. "Over six years, America has receded from leadership in the world."

Read more



Central TX

(512) 916-5834
300 E 8th
Suite 961
Austin, TX 78701


North TX

(214) 599-8749
Lee Park Tower II
3626 N. Hall St.
Suite 410
Dallas, TX 75219

Southeast TX

(713) 718-3057
The Mickey Leland Federal Building
1919 Smith Street
Suite 9047
Houston, TX 77002


South/Cen. TX

(210) 340-2885
9901 IH-10W
Suite 950
San Antonio, TX 78230

East TX

(903) 593-5130
305 S. Broadway
Suite 501
Tyler, TX 75702

South TX

(956) 686-7339
200 S. 10th St
Suite 1603
McAllen, TX 78501

West TX


Washington, D.C.

(202) 224-5922
127A Russell
Washington, DC 20510

Generated in 0.052 seconds.