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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz slammed Democrats for ignoring Middle America while pandering to elites and the “woke mob” in their overtures to the radical left.
The Texas Republican weighed in on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, telling Fox News host Laura Ingraham that Democrats are “nowhere to be found” when it comes to speaking for average Americans. He also blasted the party for “not saying a meaningful word” about riots across U.S. cities and took aim at their presumptive nominee Joe Biden.
(Source: Fox News)
“The Democrats today are the party of the rich,” Cruz said on “The Angle” Monday.
“They’re the party of coastal elites. They’re the party of Manhattan and San Francisco… That’s who they’re trying to appeal to, is the radical left. When it comes to working men and women, when it comes to union members, when it comes to the Ohio steelworker, they were nowhere to be found.”
He pointed out the silence of Democrats as Antifa mobs burn down police union halls, noting how union leaders used to stand together.
“The Democrats have said, ‘We care more about the woke mob than we do about standing with cops, firefighters or working men and women,'” Cruz said. “And to go tonight without saying a meaningful word about the riots, about the police officers being murdered, it’s an example of how the Democratic Party, they’re getting more and more extreme.”
This extremism, he argued, is a result of their hatred for President Donald Trump.
“That’s what they stand for – radical leftism and hating Trump,” he said. “I don’t think that’s a majority vision in America.”
At the outset of the interview, Cruz noted that appearances during the night’s event by the likes of Sanders and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich proved one thing.
“I think what we saw tonight was the beginning of the collapse of Joe Biden’s basement strategy,” he said.
“Joe Biden has been hiding in his basement since he won the nomination, but tonight was Bernie Sanders’ night. Tonight — so, John Kasich is promising voters, don’t pay attention to all the craziness on the Democratic side. Joe isn’t that crazy,” Cruz told Ingraham.
“Well, you know who didn’t believe John Kasich? Bernie Sanders didn’t believe John Kasich. Because Bernie Sanders stood up there and said, our radical, socialist agenda has won. We’ve taken over the Democratic Party, and Joe Biden is ours,” he continued.
“And that really underscores the stakes of this election. If the Democrats win, you are looking at Bernie in ascension. You’re looking at AOC. You’re looking at, mark my words, Elizabeth Warren as treasury secretary. Bernie might be secretary of state,” Cruz added.
“These are radicals and that’s where the Democratic Party is,” he said, “and I don’t think that’s where the American people are.”
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