By BYRON TAU |
9/8/13 10:35 AM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz said on Sunday the Obama administration has forgotten about the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya – and has taken its focus off of the real threat to American security with proposed military strikes on Syria.
“One of the problems with all of this focus on Syria is its missing the ball from what we should be focused on, which is the grave threat from radical Islamic terrorism," the Texas Republican said on ABC's "This Week." "This is the one-year anniversary of the attack on Benghazi. In Benghazi, four Americans were killed - including the first ambassador since 1979.”
“When it happened, the president promised to hunt the wrongdoers down, and yet a few months later, the issue has disappeared," Cruz said. "You don't hear the president mention Benghazi. Now it's a phony scandal."
“We ought to be defending U.S. national security and going after radical Islamic terrorists,” Cruz said.