Ted Cruz Attacks Dems, Media After Bomb Scare: ‘Any Narrative That They Can Twist’ Against Trump, ‘They Will’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on The Hugh Hewitt Show on Thursday morning to discuss the bomb threats and mailed devices sent to Democrats over the last few days, among other topics, and characterized Democrats as suffering from “Trump Derangement” and the condemned the media’s coverage of the bombings specifically.
“The President’s condemned it. The Vice President’s condemned it. Rod Rosenstein‘s condemned it. I’m sure you’re going to condemn it” said host Hugh Hewitt referring to the events of the week. “But the media is running with the narrative that it’s Donald Trump’s fault. I’m sure you see this. And it makes me crazy. It’s either some nut in a basement, or it’s a hostile power messing with our elections. But what do you make of the attempt to blame Trump?”
“Look, it’s, the media’s doing what the media does, which is any narrative that they can twist against Trump, they will do so,” said Senator Cruz. “This is terrorism. I mean, this is terrorism, and whoever the terrorist is needs to be caught, needs to be prosecuted, he needs to be put in jail for a long, long time. And I’m confident that’ll happen.”
Cruz cited the media’s need to stick to the “narrative” of blaming Trump, which GOP spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany also said in a heated Fox News segment on Thursday, and which Press Secretary Sarah Sanders echoed in speaking to Fox and Friends early this morning.
Senator Cruz praised the work of law enforcement in apprehending the Austin bomber some months ago, and said that is confident that this attempted bomber will be caught as well. He said that “violence is always wrong wherever it occurs on the political spectrum,” and referred back to the politically motivated attempt to assassinate Republicans during a baseball practice in 2017.
“Disagreement is fine. It’s even healthy to disagree on policy issues,” he said. “But violence has no place in it, and we need to be able to disagree with each other with civility and with respect.”
Later in the interview as they discussed the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Hewitt asked about the behavior of Democrats.
“Do you believe that the Democrats will modify their behavior in the next two years? Or has President Trump just simply driven them crazy?”
“He’s clearly driven them crazy,” said Cruz. “They are in the fits and throes of Trump Derangement Syndrome. And some of it is, I think, they’re captive to their base. Their far left base, their radical base, is so furious that the only thing they see is hatred of Trump.”
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