Cruz: Dems are 'the party of Lisa Simpson'

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMurkowski: Supreme Court nominee should not be taken up before election Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight Sunday shows - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death dominates MORE (R-Texas) compared the Democrats to know-it-all cartoon character Lisa Simpson in a Thursday appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

"The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are happily the party of Homer, Bart, Maggie and Marge," Cruz said, referring to the other Simpson family members on the long-running cartoon show "The Simpsons." 
 
Cruz, who often mentions the television show, made the joke after his interviewer, The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech, likened the gun control debate to an episode of "The Simpsons."
 
Domenech mentioned how, in one episode, Homer Simpsons cites Second Amendment protections for guns used for hunting or protection. In response, Lisa Simpson argues that the Second Amendment is a relic of earlier times.  
 
Cruz went on to push back against those who want to enact further gun control in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school. Instead, Cruz argued for stricter enforcement of current laws and a tougher line against violent criminals.