Many Americans — including some leading Republicans — have rightly denounced Donald Trump for declaring that all Muslims should be banned from entry to the United States. Trump’s declaration betrays the values of our nation and our Constitution and is simply designed to cultivate fear and prejudice among voters.
But that doesn’t seem to bother Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Sen. Cruz clearly hopes to win over Trump supporters when (if) the latter’s campaign for president fades. So Sen. Cruz said yesterday that he would still support Trump if the billionaire wins the Republican presidential nomination. And he said this about Trump’s declaration:
“I disagree with that proposal. I like Donald Trump. A lot of our friends here have encouraged me to criticize and attack Donald Trump. I’m not interested in doing so.”
We’ll simply say it plainly: this is moral cowardice.