Ted Cruz: Shutdown Could Lead To Terrorist Attacks
So, let me get this straight: Senator Ted Cruz wanted to shut down the government unless Obamacare would be overturned, and now he is warning about the possible terrible effects of the very thing he wanted.
“If, God forbid, we see an attack on the United States because the intelligence community was not adequately funded, every member of the committee would be horrified,” Cruz said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the government’s surveillance programs.
Earlier in the hearing, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that intelligence agencies have furloughed about 70 percent of their civilian workforce as a result of the shutdown. Only employees working on “imminent” threats to life or property have been allowed to stay on, according to Clapper.
“This seriously damages our ability to protect the safety and security of this nation and its citizens,” Clapper said.