NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - There is a war of words between presidential candidate Ted Cruz and New York City Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio. The two city leaders are slamming Cruz's remarks that law enforcement should step up patrols in Muslim neighborhoods.
One way Senator Cruz wants to keep America safe is allowing law enforcement to monitor Muslim neighborhoods nationwide before anyone becomes radicalized. The Texas senator made the remark after the terror attacks in Brussels. Cruz also took a shot at de Blasio for disbanding an NYPD surveillance program.
The mayor and commissioner quickly fired back. Bratton said Cruz doesn't know what he is talking about.
The NYPD surveillance program was scrapped after complaints and a lawsuit alleging religious and racial profiling. Plus, Bratton and the mayor say the program was not successful. It didn't work.
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, who has repeatedly said he is tired of political correctness, is supporting Cruz's proposal. Part of Trump's plan is to temporarily close America's borders to Muslims.
While in Argentina, President Barack Obama ridiculed any notion of targeting Muslims.
Ed Mullins is the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, a union. He said that despite what the police commissioner and mayor say he supports Cruz's idea to monitor Muslim communities.