Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was booed offstage Wednesday night by a crowd of Middle Eastern Christians after he told the crowd they had “no greater ally than Israel.”
The Tea Party conservative was the keynote speaker at a sold-out gala for the recently founded In Defense of Christians, a Washington-based nonprofit that highlights persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
The Daily Caller reported that Cruz was not reading from notes or a teleprompter when he upset the crowd.
“Tonight, we are all united in defense of Christians,” Cruz said. “Tonight, we are all united in defense of Jews. Tonight, we are all united in defense of people of good faith, who are standing together against those who would persecute and murder those who dare disagree with their religious teachings.”
The Republican senator said religious bigotry was a cancer that…
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