Ted Cruz Defends Jeff Sessions: ‘The Democrats Are the Party of the Ku Klux Klan’

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz defended his fellow Republican senator and Donald Trump‘s pick for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Fox News Wednesday, noting it was the Democratic Party that had a history of racism.

Cruz defended the vote to temporarily block Elizabeth Warren from debating on the Senate floor after she read a letter from Coretta Scott King that accused Sessions of trying to keep blacks from voting, calling it a false smear. “It’s one of the crutches — when the left doesn’t have any other arguments, they go and just accuse everyone of being a racist,” Cruz said.

“The Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan,” Cruz continued. “You look at the most racist — you look at the Dixiecrats, they were Democrats who imposed segregation, imposed Jim Crow laws, who founded the Klan. The Klan was founded by a great many Democrats.”

“Now, the Democrats accuse anyone they disagree with of being a racist. That was a false smear of Jeff Sessions and I think he will make an extraordinary attorney general,” he concluded.

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