During an interview on CNN Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was asked about the anti-Muslims statements made by Frank Gaffney, a member of the national security team on Cruz’s presidential campaign.
“Frank Gaffney is a serious thinker who has been focused on fighting jidahists, fighting jihadism across the globe,” Cruz told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “And he’s endured attacks from the left, from the media because he speaks out against radical Islamic terrorism, because he speaks out against, for example, the political correctness of the Obama administration that effectively gets in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Gaffney, the founder of the Center for Security Policy, is notorious for his extreme anti-Muslim activism. He has claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Obama administration.
Blitzer on Monday asked Cruz about a comment made by Gaffney that President Obama was the first Muslim president.
“Listen, I don’t know what he said in 2009,” Cruz responded.
Blitzer jumped in to note that he just read the quote to Cruz.
“I don’t have the full context,'” the Texas senator then said. “I’m not interested in playing the media ‘gotcha game’ of ‘here’s every quote every person who’s supporting you has ever said at any point. Do you agree with every statement?’ That’s silliness.”
Watch the clip via CNN: