Cruz Calls Out Democrats On Their KKK History
Ted Cruz on Wednesday called Democrats "the party of the Ku Klux Klan," slamming senators in the minority as "foaming at the mouth" for stalling confirmation of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees.
The Texas GOP senator 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."