Cruz skillfully uses reporter’s ‘gotcha’ questions about immigrant father to bolster argument against Syrian refugees

cnn-cruz-tedSen. Ted Cruz called President Barack Obama’s Syrian immigration plan “shameful” and “lunacy,” and told CNN he will be introducing legislation to ban Muslim Syrian refugees from entering the United States.

“What Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are proposing is that we bring to this country tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees,” the Texas Republican told CNN’s Dana Bash in Charleston, S.C. Monday.

“I have to say particularly in light of what happened in Paris, that’s nothing short of lunacy.”

Bash noted that Cruz’s own father fled to the United States as a refugee from Cuba, and asked what would have happened had an immigration ban been in place at that time. Cruz rejected the notion, saying the circumstances are different.

“See that’s why it’s important to define what it is we’re fighting,” Cruz said.

“If my father were part of a theocratic and political movement like radical Islamism, that promotes murdering anyone who doesn’t share your extreme faith, or forcibly converting them, then it would make perfect sense.”

When the GOP presidential hopeful noted that Syrian Muslims are also being persecuted by Islamic State militants, Bash asked whether they too should be allowed into the United States.

“Syrian Muslim refugees should be resettled in the Middle East in majority-Muslim countries,” he said.

After the interview, Cruz said he would introduce a bill this week that would ban all Syrian Muslim refugees, according to Bash.

Watch the video, via CNN.

Loyal members of the “Cruz Crew” were delighted.

And then this was offered in response to the argument that not all Syrian Muslims are bad.

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