Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling on Congress to crack down on accepting refugees after a series of weekend explosions, saying it's "past time to take off the blinders."

"Congress should act to prevent Americans who have travelled abroad for training from returning here, and to stop the flow of refugees from hotbeds of terrorism in the Middle East that President Obama is determined to bring to our country," Cruz, who has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration's terrorism policy, said in a statement on Monday.

It comes after Ahmad Khan Rahami, a suspect wanted in connection with explosions in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody. Rahami, 28, is a U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan.

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