Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went after Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey’s responses during a Senate hearing on the Obama administration’s plan to fight ISIS by suggesting the plan is essentially to send social workers to Iraq and put everyone there on expanded Medicaid.
“Look, it’s not our job to be social workers on Iraq and put them all on expanded Medicaid,” Cruz said on Fox News’s Hannity on Tuesday night.
Dempsey’s answer, Cruz also said in the interview, was “Well, we need to see political reconciliation. We need to change the conditions on the ground so people are not susceptible to extremism.”
Cruz also directed some of his criticism at Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
“I mean, frankly, their answers were far more those you would expect of a social worker than of a military leaders,” Cruz said of Dempsey and Hagel.
Watch Cruz’s comments below:
(H/t: The Hill)