Mitt Romney Rips Ted Cruz's 'Jihadist Stimulus Bill' Comments

2012 Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, went after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday after Cruz said this in a July 15 Fox News interview "If this deal goes through, the Obama administration will become the leading financier of terrorism against America in the world.” Cruz even added "I've heard this referred to before as the 'Jihadist Stimulus Bill.'"

Romney then tweeted: "I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause."

Not one to back down, Ted Cruz stood by his comments after the Obama administration criticized him on Monday. The nuclear deal — struck earlier this month among the US, Iran, and other world powers — grants billions of dollars of sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear ambitions.

Cruz is just one of many Republicans who hope to defeat the agreement, along with many Democrats. Cruz argues that Iran will use the cash windfall to sponsor terror in Yemen, Lebanon and Syria. In a Thursday radio interview, the outspoken Ted Cruz said "So Mitt Romney's tweet today said, 'Gosh, this rhetoric is not helpful. John Adams famously said, 'Facts are stubborn things.' Describing the actual facts is not using rhetoric; it is called speaking the truth."

Cruz then harkened back to a critical moment during the 2012 presidential race by saying:

"Part of the reason that Mitt Romney got clobbered by Barack Obama is because we all remember that third debate where Barack Obama turned to Mitt and said, 'I said the Benghazi attack was terrorism and no one is more upset by Benghazi than I am.' And Mitt, I guess listening to his own advice, said, 'Well gosh, I don't want to use any rhetoric. So okay, never mind. I'll just kind of rearrange the pencil on the podium here.'"

He observantly added that candidates will fail like Romney did if they opt for silence.

Photo: Matthew Reichbach, Twitter

Romney says Cruz was wrong to charge the Obama Administration with aiding or financing terrorists.

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

It's amazing how awful people can be sometimes. One group of passengers in first class on a plane going from Sacramento to Phoenix recently...

If you subscribe to conspiracy theories, there are many conspiracy websites and bloggers predicting that the "end of days" will take place...

When Matt Graves’ 2-year-old was pulled into the water outside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, a second gator tried to attack him as he tried to...

Tasha Hatcher, 35, is a Texas mother who admitted to putting her two-year-old daughter in a hot oven. In addition, she was using methamphetamine...

The bodies of two men, one young woman and a baby were found across three different crime scenes in three different states, but all the deaths...

Latest News Stories

“Trick Shot” Titus can make a basket anytime, from anywhere. And he’s only 2-year-old. According to Huffington Post, the child started shooting...

Of the many things that have become readily apparent in the wake of a countless number of sexual harassment scandals, one of the more telling has...

No one likes goodbyes. And that goes double for the little boy in this video. As much as he hates goodbyes, is how much he loves his dad.

...

Everyone should have the right to “worship freely,” former President George W. Bush proclaimed Monday, when asked about President Trump’s...

On Monday, Fox News contributor Meghan McCain urged conservatives to stop trying to defeat Donald Trump. She argued that Democratic candidate...