It’s been a rough 24 hours for the grumpy socialist curmudgeons in the Senate. Tuesday night Ted Cruz dished out a butt whoopin’ to Bernie Sanders in the CNN hosted Obamacare debate. While that was taking place, the Senate was moving to silence Elizabeth Warren for breaking Senate rules in her shameless attacks against her colleague and Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. Warren has become the Congressional standard bearer for divisive rhetoric and pointless political fights, and yesterday was just another steaming pile of her hyperpartisan bolshevik. Even though he wasn’t there to condemn the angry socialist in person, Cruz wasted no time after the debate before unleashing his scalding rebuke of Warren’s actions.
“I gotta say by the way that the charges she was making against Jeff Sessions are demonstrably false. They’re slanderous, they’re ugly. And it’s one of the crutches – you know, when the Left doesn’t have any other arguments, they accuse everyone of being a racist. And it’s an ugly, ugly part of the modern Democratic Party.
Jeff Sessions is an honorable and decent person. The charges that she was recounting – you know in the Senate Judiciary Committee we had extensive hearings. We heard from witnesses, people involved in these false charges…”
Cruz then lashed out at Democrats for their incessant use of the race card, and offered a blistering reminder of the sad, but true, history of the Democratic Party.
“And I’ll point out – listen the Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan. 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. And yet now the Democrats just accuse anyone they disagree with of being a racist. “
It’s fascinating that liberals attack the Constitution and the founders for their ties to slavery, yet they offer a full pardon to Democrats for their history of obstructing the civil rights movement. Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), a former officer in the KKK who was in the Senate until 2010, filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 14 hours before enough votes were gathered to invoke cloture. Despite that history, during the early years of the Obama administration, Byrd was third in line for the Presidency. There is no dispute that Byrd, in his younger days, was un-apologetically racist. Byrd walked back those beliefs later, but the whole ordeal makes the Senate Democrats seem just a bit disingenuous in their attacks on Trump’s AG nominee. Luckily Sessions has a strong ally in Senator Cruz. The ways things have gone lately, the far left may be wise to give them both plenty of space.
“That was a false smear of Jeff Sessions and I think he’s going to make an extraordinary attorney general. After eight years we deserve an attorney general who will be faithful to the law and faithful to the Constitution.”