Ted Cruz on Wednesday called Democrats “the party of the Ku Klux Klan,” slamming senators in the minority party as “foaming at the mouth” for stalling confirmation of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees.
Cruz sounded off against Democrats after Elizabeth Warren was formally silenced on a party-line vote for reading a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King that criticized attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions’ civil rights record.
The “most racist” southerners “who imposed segregation, who imposed Jim Crow laws, who founded the Klan” were Democrats, Cruz charged in an interview with Fox News. “The Klan was founded by great many Democrats and now the Democrats just accuse anyone they disagree with of being a racist.”
Cruz followed by excoriating Democrats’ “false smear of Jeff Sessions,” the Alabama Republican whom Cruz said would “make an extraordinary AG” after his expected confirmation on Wednesday night.
“The Democrats are angry and they’re out of their minds,” Cruz said, adding that Democratic senators are “objecting to every single thing – they’re boycotting committee meetings, they’re refusing to show up. They’re just foaming at the mouth practically. And really you know where their anger is directed, it’s not at Republicans – their anger is directed at the American people.”
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