Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerAndrew Cuomo 2020? Democrats should say 'Fugetaboutit' Dems delay Senate panel vote on Supreme Court nominee Could Trump and the Democrats make 'ObamaCare Lite' any lighter? MORE (D-N.Y.) suggested on Sunday that Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzConservatism's worst enemy? The Freedom Caucus. Republicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report How 'Big Pharma' stifles pharmaceutical innovation MORE (R-Texas) has gone down the rabbit hole with his criticism of President Obama’s policies.
Cruz appeared just before Schumer on the show and echoed the charge of other Republicans that Obama’s policies have increased the income inequality the president has said he hopes to alleviate in his second term. Obama is expected to focus on the issue in his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
“If President Obama wants to give an honest, candid State of the Union address this week, he'll address the fact that his economic policies are not working and that they're exacerbating income inequality,” Cruz said. “They're hurting the people who are struggling the most.”
Republicans point to the still-struggling economy and the rise in income inequality in recent years as evidence the Obama administration’s policies aren’t working.
But Democrats say, as Schumer did, that many of Obama’s proposals have been met with Republican opposition and stalled in Congress.