Source: Sister Toldjah
I wrote earlier this week about the comments Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-Texas) made during a Tuesday Senate Rules and Administration Committee hearing on S.1, otherwise known as the “For the People” Act.
Democrats claim it will “expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy,” but Cruz countered them during the meeting by zeroing in on what the bill was really all about.
“This legislation would register millions of illegal aliens to vote,” Cruz noted. “It is intended to do that. It is intended to do that because Democrats have made the decision that millions of illegal aliens voting are likely to vote for Democrats.”
He also turned the left’s “Jim Crow 2.0” arguments around on them.
“[Schumer’s] right. Jim Crow laws were bigoted, racist, and disenfranchised millions of people,” Cruz claimed. “It is worth remembering that those Jim Crow laws were drafted by Democrats. They were implemented by Democrats and they kept Democrats in power. […] Well today, the Democrats are doing it again.”
Cruz throwing the left’s “Jim Crow” rhetoric back at them did not sit well with unhinged MSNBC host Joy Reid, who proceeded to use a racial slur to describe the Texas Senator and to accuse him of being a race traitor to the Hispanic community:
“Ted Cruz says a lot of stupid things. He does a lot of stupid things. But I personally, as a person of color, as a Black person, am beyond offended that he would dare use the word ‘Jim Crow’ when his party is literally a ‘Jim Crow’ party at this point trying to suppress the votes of people, including in his home state,” Reid began, referring to Cruz calling the For the People Act as “Jim Crow 2.0.”
[Reid] continued to rail against Cruz, claiming he “could give a damn about Jim Crow,” and that he’s “never raised once concern ever in his entire life … about Jim Crow or racism or discrimination.” Reid didn’t provide any evidence for her claim.
“And [Republicans are] going to do everything they can to make sure it doesn’t happen, including Stephen from Django Unchained, AKA Ted Cruz, who is working to stop fellow people of color from voting, which is amazing,” she said.