“After just a few minutes, I had no choice. I told them that if you will not stand with Israel, if you will not stand with the Jews, then I will not stand with you. And then I walked off the stage.”

When you’re in the DC crowd and accepting speaking engagements, you really have to know who’s behind the scenes when you receive an invitation. There are always those with a hidden agenda. You might find yourself in a very untenable position backed into a corner than actually getting your word out. And that just happened to Ted Cruz.

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) headlined a conference on Wednesday funded by a controversial Clinton donor that featured pro-Hezbollah and pro-Assad speakers in Washington, D.C. The “In Defense of Christians” summit was meant to be a gathering of Middle Eastern Christian leaders that seeks to raise awareness about the threats to Arab minorities from ISIL.

In advance of the meeting, the Beacon reported “critics fear several of the speakers will try to use the event to bolster Washington’s support for the Syrian regime in its ongoing civil war and help Bashar al-Assad restore his legitimacy and power.”

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