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Cruz Criticizes Democrats on Orlando Massacre

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By    |   Monday, 13 Jun 2016 01:35 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz is blasting Democrats for refusing to label Sunday's horrific massacre gay nightclub in Florida "radical Islamic terrorism" and is calling on them to "abandon political correctness."

"Our nation is at war," the Texas Republican said in a statement from his Washington office after it was revealed the gunman had pledged his allegiance to ISIS.

"From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to … [the] horrific attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America.

"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 a President who is serious — who will identify the enemy by name and do everything necessary to defeat it."

Cruz said in coming days, Democrats' responses to the Sunday tragedy 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,'" he said.

"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."

Cruz said he believes "political correctness" can no longer be used in talking about terror attacks that have an ISIS connection.

"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," he said.

"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."

He called on Democrats — "loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging" — to speak out against ISIS' anti-gay ideology.

"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," he said.

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Sen. Ted Cruz is blasting Democrats for refusing to label Sunday's horrific massacre gay nightclub in Florida "radical Islamic terrorism" and is calling on them to "abandon political correctness."
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