Cruz Addresses the ‘Overheated’ Rhetoric Between POTUS and the Freshmen Democrat ‘Squad’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) thinks the political rhetoric between the president and a few Democratic representatives is “overheated” but that the “substance” of the Democratic lawmakers’ policies are “radical and extreme.”

President Donald Trump sparked outrage after he tweeted on Sunday a remark appeared to tell Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-), Ilhan Omar (D-), and Rashida Tlaib (D-)  — who are also referred to as the “squad” — to “go back” to their countries.

“The rhetoric has been a little bit overheated, but the substance of it is these freshmen members of Congress are radical and extreme,” Cruz told Fox News. He added that some of the freshmen Democrats are embracing socialism.

The Republican lawmaker slammed congressional Democrats as being “terrified” of the freshmen colleagues.

“The speaker has handed her gavel over to those freshmen. The committee chairs have handed their gavels over to the freshmen. And every one of them are terrified that these freshmen will criticize them.”

In response to Trump’s tweets, Cruz said he “wouldn’t send these particular tweets” but “the substance of [the freshmen Democrats’] record is indefensible.”

Watch Cruz’s interview below:

Cruz isn’t the only Republican lawmaker that reacted to the president’s comments about the Democratic lawmakers.

In calling the president’s remarks “unacceptable personal attacks and racially offensive language” toward the Democratic Congresswomen, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said on Monday, “No matter our political disagreements, aiming for the lowest common denominator will only divide our nation further.”

Additionally, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) noted during Tuesday’s press conference that this has “absolutely nothing to do with their gender, with their religion, or with their race,” but rather, “the content of their policies.”

The House is expected to hold a vote on Tuesday on a resolution to condemn the president’s comments toward the Democratic Congresswomen, as IJR News reported.

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General Confusion
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”Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said on Monday, “No matter our political disagreements, aiming for the lowest common denominator will only divide our nation further.”

Tim Scott can’t really be such a confused simpleton. This rhetoric isn’t a bug, it’s the feature to keep King Donald The Loser’s idiot base riled up.

James
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>Dale F Yamarino<

It would most likely be next to impossible to get a consensus from their voters back home since 2 of the 4 rabid female dogs have such low approval ratings. AOC, for example, is not well known in District 14 in NYC and has an approval rating of less than 9%. That's LESS of an approval than one might expect for a root canal or a hemorrhoid problem.

Dale F Yamarino
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Dale F Yamarino

I agree with the President and stand behind him 100%. The mockery the squad has made of politics has brought this country to new lows. I thought they were suppose to be fixing things, not breaking them. It might help if they get a consensus from their constituencies before spouting off.

Otis
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Screw the Squad who are now the new leaders of the neo-Socialist-Dumbocrap Party.
Piglosi? Who’s that?

James
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The entire “Democrat” (so it’s called) Party was radicalized by George Soros and Hillary Clinton with the help of Saul Alinsky in the 1960’s and 1970’s. It has only gotten markedly worse with the ACTIVE introduction and combining of Socialism and Marxism. How anyone could possibly believe that combination of repeatedly failing philosophies would be a better experience here in the United States certainly has NOT done any research, paid the slightest attention to any news media reports or been awake in a high school civics class.

Screwtape
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It may be making lemonade, but at least Trump’s tweets are drawing attention to and discussion of the “squad” and its radical ideologies. bonus: the current Dim candidates who embrace many of these same ideas will also be dragged.

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