Probably rightfully so for anyone to rip it up and not hand Iran nuclear weapons…

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) vowed during the second GOP presidential debate that if he is elected president, he will “rip to shreds” President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, calling it “nothing short of catastrophic.”

Cruz made the remark after CNN chief political correspondent and debate moderator Jake Tapper asked him to respond to a comment made by one of the other candidates, Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

“Senator Cruz, Governor Kasich says that anyone who is promising to rip up the Iran deal on day one, as you have promised to do, is, quote, ‘inexperienced,’ and, quote, ‘playing to a crowd.’ Respond to Governor Kasich, please,” Tapper said.

“Well, let me tell you, Jake, the single biggest national security threat facing America right now is the threat of a nuclear Iran,” Cruz replied. “We’ve seen six and a half years of President Obama leading from behind. Weakness is provocative, and this Iranian nuclear deal is nothing short of catastrophic.

“This deal, on its face, will send over $100 billion to the Ayatollah Khamenei, making the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.

“This deal abandons four American hostages in Iran, and this deal will only accelerate Iran’s acquiring nuclear weapons. You’d better believe it. If I am elected president, on the very first day in office, I will rip to shreds this catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal.”