In a TV interview, the Republican Senator said, "US is fighting graver threats and greater threats. From a rising India, with increased exercise of their military power; Russia; Iran, that's threatening to build a nuclear weapon; with North Korea, shooting intercontinental ballistic missiles, capable of hitting American soil."
Shortly after issuing the statement, the senator's office clarified that the senator did not mean to say India but he was referring to China.
"Senator Cornyn misspoke saying 'India' when he meant to say 'China.' Senator Cornyn regrets the mistake and apologizes for any misunderstanding this may have caused." said Kevin McLaughlin, Senator's spokesperson.