Watch This Activist School Ted Cruz On Iran Deal During Protest (VIDEO)

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz shakes hands with with Code Pink peace activism group co-founder Medea Benjamin (L) after engaging in a lengthy debate on the Iran nuclear deal in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

On Thursday, a group of peace activists from CODEPINK, crashed a Ted Cruz event and schooled the presidential wannabe on the Iran nuclear deal. The event was held by Concerned Women of America, a far right religious group.

A video was posted online that shows the encounter between the peace activists and Cruz. Cruz was busy brainwashing Christians when protesters began shouting, calling on Cruz to embrace the Iran nuclear deal. One activist eventually engaged Cruz directly, locking the two in an impromptu debate on the Iran deal.

Cruz argued that the Iran deal would cause more than 100 billion dollars to flow into Iran, which will be used to train jihadists to kill Americans, Israelis, and Europeans. Cruz asks the activist, “Does that make any sense?”

She responds, saying that it does not make any sense, meaning Cruz’s statements. Continuing, she goes on to say:

“The only way we are going to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, if indeed they are trying to get one, is to have this deal. That’s not just what President Obama and John Kerry are saying. That’s what the British are saying, the French are saying, the Chinese are saying, the Russians are saying, the Australians are saying, New Zealand is saying, Jordan is saying. In fact, it passed unanimously in the [United Nations] Security Council. So the entire world is saying this is the best deal we are going to get to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, to bring about a peaceful settlement to this problem. And what makes you think as Ted Cruz you know better than all of these countries put together. You don’t.”

Cruz responds to the woman saying:

“You did not respond to the irrefutable point that this deal with send over $100 billions dollars to Iran and those billions of dollars will be used to murder Americans by jihadists.”

Irrefutable is a strong word to use, considering that talking point was already debunked earlier in July. Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer said in a speech:

“The promise of phased sanctions relief looks more like a one-time jackpot for the Ayatollah regime,” he said. “In a few months, this deal would give Iran $150 billion. Iran has a $300 (billion) to $400 billion economy. A $150 billion infusion of cash into Iran’s coffers is like $8 trillion flowing into the United States treasury.”

This statement is far less egregious version of Cruz’s statement. Yet it still earned a mostly false ruling from Politifact.

The right desperately wants to go to war with Iran and are trying to stir up the, “the inquisition doesn’t end until we say it does” crowd. Fortunately, every effort the right-wing has done to try and disrupt the Iran deal has completely blown up in their faces.

You can watch the full video of the disruption below, in full.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info

 

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