Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has accused President Barack Obama of not targeting domestic terrorists (video below).
Cruz, a presidential candidate, made his assertions during an interview with Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News Daily following the GOP debate, notes RightWingWatch.org.
“How would you fight this war domestically here in the United States, given your reverence for the Constitution?” Bannon asked Cruz.
“What we need to do is target the terrorists,” Cruz stated. “And this is the consistent failing that the Obama administration has, is that it consistently refuses to distinguish good guys from bad guys. So, for instance, in the wake of San Bernardino, what does President Obama want to come out and do? Take away the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms of millions of law-abiding citizens.”
Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is having Cruz investigated for possibly disclosing classified information during the GOP debate, reports The Hill.
"I'm having my staff look at the transcripts of the debate right now," Burr told journalists. "Any time you deal with numbers ... the question is, 'Is that classified or not?' Or is there an open source reference to it?"
During the Republican debate, Cruz told Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida that an old surveillance program used by the U.S. government on citizens included "20 or 30 percent of phone numbers" while the new program covers about 100 percent.
If Cruz is correct, the new surveillance program is targeting hundreds of millions of "law-abiding citizens" which he has not objected to.