In the wake of the Brussels attacks, Senator Ted Cruz said in a statement, “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” Joe Scarborough calls this “harebrained scheme” proposal “every bit as harmful to the West’s fight against the Islamic State as Trump’s Muslim ban.”
Joe writes in The Washington Post:
Winston Churchill once famously said that Americans could always be counted upon to do the right thing after exhausting all other possibilities. In the bloody aftermath of the Brussels attacks, Mr. Churchill appears to have been an optimist.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz responded to Tuesday’s terrorist strikes by offering the campaign’s most destructive policy proposal since Donald Trump pledged to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
In an embarrassing race to the bottom, the Texas senator hatched an Orwellian plot to lay siege to American neighborhoods populated by worshipers of Islam. … American Muslims deserve better than what Ted Cruz is offering. And come to think of it, so do we all.
Read the full column here.