Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Thursday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went “way over the line” by describing President Barack Obama’s administration of financing terrorism with its Iran nuclear deal.
Cruz, who’s running for the 2016 GOP nomination, made the comments during a news conference earlier this week.
“If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz said at the time. “Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans.”
Romney hit back against Cruz, despite his own concerns with the agreement.
I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 30, 2015
Obama has criticized Republican candidates for their comments on the Iran deal, calling their statements on his policies “outrageous attacks.”
Most notably, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) made a Holocaust reference by saying Obama’s deal was marching Israelis “to the door of the oven.”
Watch Cruz’s comments: