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Sen. Ted Cruz: Democrats Are 'Bat-Crap Crazy'

| by Oren Peleg

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who was a GOP presidential candidate in 2016, has stated his position on the Democratic Party. Cruz has accused the party of being out of their minds.

"The anger on the left, I've never seen anything like it," Cruz said during a recent interview with conservative radio host Mark Levin, adding that Democrats are "bat-crap crazy," reports The Hill. "They're right now opposing everything. Democrats in the Senate are filibustering everything."

In 2013, Cruz led an obstructionist campaign in the U.S. Senate against the Democratic agenda, as well as then-President Barack Obama's agenda. Cruz and his party ultimately caused a 16-day shutdown of the federal government.

"Right now Democratic senators are more scared of their base than they are of the voters," Cruz continued. "A liberal Democrat told me a couple weeks ago, 'Listen, we're afraid of being primaried.' The Democrats took as the lesson of this election that [former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was] too moderate. So their lesson is they need more Bernie Sanders, more Elizabeth Warrens, that's where Senate Democrats are."

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"To suggest that we're Elizabeth Warren is ridiculous, especially when you look at voting records and where we've been," Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota said, reports Politico. "[Republicans] need a boogeyman, and they're trying to turn Elizabeth into a boogeyman. And I think maybe what they should worry about more is actually doing America's work."

"My prediction is [Trump] keeps up on this path ... within three, four months you're going to see a whole lot of Republicans breaking with him," Sen. Chuck Schumer, the most senior ranking Democrat in the federal government, said during a Feb.21 interview on ABC's "The View," reports The Hill. "A lot of the Republicans, they're mainstream people. ... They will feel they have no choice but to break with him."

Sources: The Hill (2), Politico / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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