Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it Australian politician on Cruz, vaccines: 'We don't need your lectures, thanks mate' MORE (R-Texas) says Democrats appear to be getting "nuttier and nuttier," blasting protests against President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE after the left’s calls to respect the presidential election's results.
“We have seen hypocrisy on rank display from the left,” the former GOP presidential candidate said on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” Thursday. "These are the idiots now protesting by laying down in front of cars and disrupting traffic.
“Right now the Democrats seem to be in this weird spiral of getting nuttier and nuttier. I hope some saner heads prevail in the Democratic Party.”
Cruz added that Trump’s victory last week shows voters definitively prefer him to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump defends indicted GOP congressman GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on MORE.
“All the polls, all the pundits, said Donald Trump couldn’t win,” he said. "The Clinton campaign had already popped the champagne bottles and they were already celebrating.
“The voters gave Trump a resounding win. The election was an incredible mandate. President-elect Trump campaigned on making America great again. I think that’s something voters desperately want to see.”
Trump repeatedly suggested during the 2016 race’s final days that the campaign process may be “rigged” against him.
Clinton and other Democrats hammered the Republican for the remarks, arguing they undermined the democratic process.
Protests have erupted in multiple cities across the country following Trump’s stunning win over Clinton last week.
Many demonstrators have chanted “not my president” during marches in locations ranging from Boston to Oakland.