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Ted Cruz on ISIS: 'Take them out' now

Ted Cruz on ISIS: 'Take them out' now

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) urged President Obama to combat ISIS more with more urgency, saying in an interview with ABC that the U.S. should "take them out" now.

"What we ought to have is a directed, concerted, overwhelming campaign to take them out," Cruz said in a pre-taped interview with This Week that aired Sunday. "The focus should be Iraq, but the real focus should be taking out ISIS."

Cruz previously said of ISIS that the U.S. should "bomb them back to the stone age."

Cruz's remarks aired on the same day President Obama, in a pre-taped interview with Meet the Press, said the U.S. was ready to "start going on some offense" in Iraq. The president will on Wednesday give a speech laying out his strategy for doing so.