Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas was not feeling the love today from Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger for some free-wheeling comments the Texan had made about a U.S. strike into Syria.
“I have heard people say, and it has really bothered me — they say that if we go in and we strike Assad, and make him pay for the use of chemical weapons, more than any benefit he gains, that we are acting as, quote, 'al Qaeda's air force',” Kinzinger said at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Syria. “And, I believe that is a cheap line by some people to garner headlines and not a serious discussion about what is going on in Syria.”
Kinzinger, a member of the Air National Guard, according to The Hill newspaper, did not name Cruz but the Texas senator's remarks had been disseminated after he appeared on the Blaze.TV, the Texas-based Glenn Beck conservative news outlet. Cruz said, "We should be focused on defending the United States of America. That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to, as you know, serve as al Qaeda’s air force.”
-- Maria Recio