Statement by Senator Ted Cruz in Response to the President's Address
HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued the following statement in response to President Obama's remarks from the Oval Office tonight:
"On December 7, 1941, in response to Pearl Harbor, FDR did not give a partisan speech, rather he called on Americans to unite and 'win through to absolute victory'.
"If I am elected President, I will direct the Department of Defense to destroy ISIS. And I will shut down the broken immigration system that is letting jihadists into our country.
"Nothing President Obama said tonight will assist in either case."
Ted Cruz, Statement by Senator Ted Cruz in Response to the President's Address Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/314710