Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday stated that President Joe Biden (D) is “a scared sixth-grade girl” on dealing with America’s adversaries around the world in an interview with Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow.”
“Joe Biden is the worst foreign policy and national security president this nation has ever had,” the senator stated. “You can trace this back to a year ago Biden surrendered to the Taliban, left Americans behind enemy lines.”
“And every enemy of America across the globe, they looked at the Oval Office and took the measure of the man in the oval office,” Cruz explained. “Tragically they concluded the commander-in-chief was weak and feckless and ineffective.”
On Thursday night, the Commander-in-Chief said that the world is facing the “prospect of Armageddon” as Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened the use of tactical nuclear weapons on Ukraine, according to the New York Times.
Biden also emphasized that he is currently looking for an “off-ramp” for the Russians to avert the use of nuclear weapons, however, Biden has routinely been unable to provide a deterrence to Putin’s nuclear threats.
“We’re trying to figure out: What is Putin’s off-ramp?” asked Biden in a speech this week. “Where, where does he get off? Where does he find a way out? Where does he find himself in a position that he does not — not only lose face but lose significant power within Russia?”
The president’s seemingly clueless approach to America’s position towards Russia has called into question Biden’s ability to handle such a sensitive foreign policy issue, something that Senator Cruz emphasized in his Fox interview.
“What the left doesn’t understand is weakness is provocative,” said the Senate Foreign Relations member. “When bullies and tyrants, Iran, Russia, North Korea see a weak and scared president, it makes them more aggressive. It makes Putin invade Ukraine. It makes China think about invading Taiwan.”
“The way to defend America, the way to avoid Armageddon, which Joe Biden’s weakness, I agree, it’s increasing the chance of disaster,” the Texan emphasized, adding, “The way to avoid it is the way Ronald Reagan did through peace through strength. It’s the way Donald Trump did through peace through strength.”
“When America is strong, when we support our military, when we stand up to our enemies, the bad guys don’t want to stand up to us,” the Republican senator continued, as reported by Breitbart. “When you behave like a scared sixth-grade girl, which is how Joe Biden behaves, the bullies see that, and they behave accordingly, and that makes the world a whole lot more dangerous place.”
President Biden’s lackluster attempts at deterrence prior to the Ukrainian invasion have made matters worse and he apparently has yet to learn his lesson. Biden needs to take a stronger stance against Russia and make deterrence of the use of a tactical nuclear weapon seem impossible for an increasingly desperate Putin.
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