September 11, 2014 by History in a Hurry
Sen. Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage at Middle East Christian Summit
Sep 11, 2014
Seasoned Washington insiders say they’ve never seen anything like it.
Sen. Ted Cruz, a high-profile speaker at The IDC Summit for Middle East Christians in Washington, D.C., was booed off the stage last night by a gathering of religious and political leaders concerned about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
What led to this unexpected outcome?
Near the beginning of his address, Cruz implied that the government of Syria was no better than ISIS or al-Qaida, and that “we shouldn’t try to parse different manifestations of evil that are on a murderous rampage through the region.”