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Cruz: ‘Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed Democrats on Wednesday for their opposition to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), President Trump’s nominee for attorney general.

“When the left doesn’t have any other arguments, they go and just accuse everyone of being a racist, and it’s an ugly, ugly part of the modern Democratic Party,” Cruz said during an interview on Fox News.

“Listen, the Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan. You look at the most racists, you look at … the Dixiecrats, they were Democrats who imposed segregation, imposed Jim Crow laws,” he added.

Cruz criticized Democrats for raising allegations of racism against Sessions over comments he made decades ago.

{mosads}Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday evening was barred from speaking on the Senate floor after she quoted a 1986 speech from the Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) calling Sessions a “disgrace” to the Justice Department.

 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Warren’s blistering comments on Sessions broke Senate rules, pointing to Warren quoting a letter from the late Coretta Scott King, a civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr.
 
In 1986, during Sessions’ failed bid for a federal judgeship, King wrote that Sessions “had used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens” as a U.S. attorney in Alabama.
 
“The charges that she was making against Jeff Sessions are demonstrably false. They’re slanderous,” Cruz said Wednesday. “Jeff Sessions is an honorable, decent person.”
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