The spokesman for the New York Police Department took Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to task on Twitter Tuesday after the Republican presidential candidate said police should “patrol and secure” Muslim neighborhoods.
J. Peter Donald slammed the presidential candidate, noting that nearly 1,000 police officers in New York are Muslim and called Cruz’s remarks “foolish.”
Hey, @tedcruz are our nearly 1k Muslim officers a “threat” too? It’s hard to imagine a more incendiary, foolish statement
— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) March 23, 2016
Donald was far from the only one to criticize Cruz’s statement that the US should patrol Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of the attacks in Brussels. Earlier in the day, the Anti-Defamation League released a statement condemning Cruz, calling his comment “misguided and counterproductive.”