(NEWSER) – During the GOP debate Tuesday in Las Vegas, Ted Cruz criticized the government for not noticing public social media posts from the San Bernardino shooters showing their commitment to jihad, the Washington Post reports.

"[Tashfeen Malik] made a public call to jihad, and they didn’t target it," Cruz claimed. But that's not exactly true. "That's a garble," FBI director James Comey says. According to the AP, while Malik and her husband Syed Farook communicated about jihad and martyrdom online before ever meeting in person, it was always in the form of private messages, not publicly visible posts. “I’m talking about the kinds of messages that billions, trillions are sent every day,” Fox News quotes Comey. “We don’t intercept the communications of Americans without predication.”

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