Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized current GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Twitter Thursday morning for his comments on the Iran deal.
The comments Cruz made were:
“If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz said during a round table Tuesday. “Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans.”
This led to this tweet from Romney:
I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 30, 2015
And this hurts the cause how, exactly? Iran sponsors terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, and the Obama administration is giving Iran $150 billion in sanctions relief in this deal. Why wouldn't Iran spend that money to embolden Hamas, Hezbollah and the rest of their jihadist allies?
Susan Rice- the same Susan Rice who said that deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "served with honor and distinction" and went on the Sunday talk shows spreading the lie that a video caused the Benghazi terror attacks- even admitted that this is a likely scenario:
"We should expect that some portion of that money would go to the Iranian military and could potentially be used for the kinds of bad behavior that we've seen in the region up until now," Rice said.
So given that Iran could spend as many as $150 billion from the Obama administration on its terror proxies, Cruz's statement is completely factual. That does not hurt the cause of trying to bring down the Iran deal.
Twitter seems to agree, as The Right Scoop has collected a series of tweets excoriating Romney for this tweet. This tweet really puts it all in perspective:
Romney is really not in a position to be lecturing current GOP presidential candidates about what hurts or helps "the cause" given that he lost to Obama in 2012, who was a fairly weak candidate given the terrible state of the economy and since Islamic terrorism was on the rise.
Romney feels the need to attack Cruz because Romney is not a conservative. It would make sense then that Romney would want a more moderate candidate to win the GOP nomination than Cruz, probably somebody like Jeb Bush or Chris Christie.