Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerOvernight Healthcare: House, Senate on collision course over Zika funding Ryan goes all-in on Puerto Rico Cruz's dad: Trump 'would be worse than Hillary Clinton' MORE (D-N.Y.) suggested on Sunday that Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzSanders steps up his attacks in homestretch 5 takeaways from the rush for campaign cash Carson: 'I would not want to be on the ticket or in the Cabinet’ 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.