Senator Ted Cruz has not shied away from he spotlight since he lost the Republican primary. He is making waves once again and this time by making comments about the Democratic Party. Republicans have been getting massive pushback for the cabinet nominations made by the Trump administration. Especially when it comes to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions.
While appearing on Fox News channel for an interview on Wednesday the Senator and former presidential nominee made it clear that “the Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan.” He said the following about his leftists opponents,
“When the left doesn’t have any other arguments, they go and just accuse everyone of being a racist, and it’s an ugly part of the modern Democratic Party. The Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan. You look at the most racists, you look at the Dixiecrats, they were Democrats who imposed segregation, imposed Jim Crow laws, who founded the Klan.”
Senator Sessions is someone who has been labeled a racist by many liberals. However, Cruz was quick to defend his Senate colleague in saying he was an honorable and decent person. Cruz said the following about the potential Attorney General,
“After eight years, we deserve an attorney general who will be faithful to the law and faithful to the Constitution.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has also been stalwart in her opposition to Sessions. She was silenced on the Senate floor by Senator Mitch McConnell. She read a 1986 letter from Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow Coretta King Scott. As well, she read a speech of former Senator Ted Kennedy’s. They had both been critical of Sessions civil rights record. They had also both opposed his nomination for a federal judgeship.
McConnell alleged that King’s letter made false allegations against Sessions for reportedly attempting to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters. He invoked Rule 19 and they voted to shut her up. And she was. However, her progressive friend Senator Bernie Sanders was none to pleased and took to the floor to demand that McConnell give Warren an apology.
While other Republican politicians have noted that the discourse has simply gone too far. Arguing that many Democrats are beginning to take umbrage with every perceived slight which interferes with the regular course of business. Which is not entirely inaccurate.
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