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Ted Cruz: If Bernie Sanders Can't Stand Up To BLM, How Can He Stand Up To Putin?

"If one is unable to stand up to a protester, it's difficult to see how one can stand up to Putin or any other tyrant across the face of the globe."

Posted on August 20, 2015, at 1:08 p.m. ET

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In a radio interview on the Michael Medved Show Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz criticized Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, for turning over his podium to Black Lives Matter Activists during a campaign stop in Seattle.

"You know I have to say, watching Bernie Sanders quietly and meekly hand over the podium, was certainty not an exchange that engendered any confidence with this person as commander-in-chief," Cruz said. "If one is unable to stand up to a protester, it's difficult to see how one can stand up to Putin or any other tyrant across the face of the globe."

For Sanders, the protest was the second time that a campaign event of his was disrupted by the activists. The first occurred at the Netroots Nation gathering in Phoenix last month.

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