Ted Cruz is equating Democrats with violent crime, Politico reports. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the Texas senator said that “the simple and undeniable fact is the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats.” The Republican presidential contender was discussing the attack that killed three people at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Friday.
“This whole episode has really displayed the ugly underbelly of media,” Cruz said. “Every time you have some sort of violent crime or mass killing you can almost see the media salivating. Hoping, hoping desperately that the murderer happens to be a Republican so they can use it to try to paint their political enemies.” Cruz said Democrats fight for convicted felons to be able to vote. “There's a reason why the Democrats for years have been viewed as soft on crime,” Cruz said. “The Democrats know convicted felons tend to vote Democrat.”