Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says the Brussels attackers were not so-called 'lone wolf'' gunmen and accused the Obama administration of ''political correctiveness'' when dealing with radical Islam. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday said the Brussels attacks were not perpetrated by so-called "lone wolf" gunmen but were part of a campaign by radical Islamists. Cruz also told a group of supporters in New York that the Republicans have offered voters a diverse field of candidates this year, while the Democrats are running "a wild-eyed Socialist....and Bernie Sanders." Cruz clung to hopes of catching up to Republican front-runner Donald Trump after winning the Utah caucuses and receiving further backing from the party establishment which is desperate to stop the outspoken billionaire. Often shunned by party moderates because of his hawkish stance on fiscal issues, Cruz picked up an endorsement from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, an establishment Republican who was a candidate for the party's nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election until he dropped out last month. But time is running out to defeat Trump before the Republican convention in July. After Tuesday, the former reality TV star had 738 of the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination, according to The New York Times. Cruz had 463.