Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerConscience protections for health-care providers should be standard Pension committee must deliver on retirement promise Dem super PAC launches ad defending Donnelly on taxes MORE (D-N.Y.) suggested on Sunday that Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Tech: Facebook faces crisis over Cambridge Analytica data | Lawmakers demand answers | What to watch for next | Day one of AT&T's merger trial | Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian The case for a new branch of the military: United States Space Force The problem with hindsight MORE (R-Texas) has gone down the rabbit hole with his criticism of President Obama’s policies.

“A lot of it's sort of Alice in Wonderland,” he said on CBS’s "Face the Nation." “He says the president's policies haven't worked, but he hasn't let them go into effect.  He's blocked just about every one.”

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.