Ted Cruz: Saying Republicans Want To Defund The Police Like Saying Dems Want To Build The Wall


Tuesday on FNC’s “Hannity,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed Democrats trying to frame the so-called defund the police effort as a Republican push.

Cruz likened such a claim to saying Democrats were promoting U. S.-Mexico border wall construction.

“Well, Sean, I got to say, it’s remarkable that the White House is now apparently employing comedians,” he said. “You know, there’s an old Yiddish word for that, chutzpah. You know, for them to run out and claim that it’s Republicans who want to defund the police, that’s like an arsonist showing up at the fire and blaming the firemen. That’s like the Chinese blaming the Americans for the Wuhan virus. That that’s like OJ saying he’s going to help find the real killer. That’s like Democrats saying they’re the ones that want to build the wall.”

“It’s absurd. It’s ridiculous, and they know it,” Cruz continued. “But you know what? They’re also counting on the media, all encircling Joe Biden and saying, poor Uncle Joe, he doesn’t want to abolish your police.”

Cruz offered examples of Democrat pols that had made overtures on defunding police.

“Well, last time I checked, Bill de Blasio, the Democratic mayor of New York, campaigned on defunding the police, cut a billion dollars from the NYPD, and you know what?” Cruz said. “De Blasio was standing on that same Democratic stage with Joe Biden. You might not remember it, but de Blasio was right there. Last I checked, AOC is a Democrat. Last I checked, Tlaib’s a Democrat. Last I checked, Omar is a Democrat.”

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