Cruz: Democrats created the Klan.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
AUSTIN — If you’re a registered voter and/or an advocate of the Democratic party, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz believes you should reconsider your affiliation. That’s because, contrary to popular opinion, Cruz says Democrats [not Republicans] are the political group deep rooted in racism. “The Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan,” Cruz (R-Tex.) said in an interview on Fox News on Wednesday. “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.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 8, 2017
The controversial rant comes in defense of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination for U.S. Attorney. Cruz, by the way, isn’t the first Republican to link the Democratic Party with the Ku Klux Klan. In 2013, Virginia Sen. Stephen Martin claimed Democrats created the infamous hate group.
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