We sat down with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to get his take on the CIA report that was released earlier on this week by Senator Feinstein (D-CA). If I had to describe in a few words what his take on it was, it would be “political irresponsibility.” Not irresponsibility on the Republicans mind you, irresponsibility on the Democrats. The following explains why.Senator Cruz had the following to say about it:
This was a partisan, irresponsible, reckless report. As a consequence of this report, the 6,000 pages blasting US intelligence agents . . . its placed American lives in jeopardy across the globe.
He went on to say why he thought it was political irresponsibility:
It’s part of the pattern we have seen from President Obama and the Senate Democrats for a long time, that everything, everything . . . everything is George W. Bush’s fault.
Cruz also made it abundantly clear he does not agree with torture:
Torture is wrong, period. The end. Unambiguous and for good reason U.S. law prohibits torture. No civilized nation engages in torture but this report wasn’t about that. This report was about political blame shifting and finger pointing.
Whereas Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will tell you a different story. He thinks the release of the reports is the best thing since sliced bread and he will defend it to the bitter end. We ran in to Senator McCain today on the Hill as well and you can read what he said by clicking here.
Our interview with Senator Cruz is below:
Click here to hear Ted Cruz talk about the failed McCain and Romney presidential campaigns.