Texas Senator Ted Cruz stated Friday that he agrees with those that view attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) as “dangerous radicals” and promised that the U.S. would see a purple “tsunami” within the November midterm elections.
“It occurs to me that the Biden FBI believes this is a room of dangerous radicals,” Cruz stated whereas delivering remarks at CPAC in Dallas. “And you know what? They’re right. There is nothing more dangerous to a bunch of power-hungry, abusive, totalitarian nimwits than a free and empowered and energized American people taking our country back.”
November’s midterm elections might be a key second for each of the 2 prime political events within the U.S. as Republicans search to achieve management of Congress and Democrats try and widen their energy in each the House of Representatives and Senate. Some current polling from CBS News and FiveThirtyEight has indicated that Republicans are in a superb place to safe a House majority, whereas FiveThirtyEight assesses that the Democrats are “slightly favored” to take care of management within the Senate.
The Senate is at present composed of fifty Republicans and 48 Democrats, with two independents who caucus with Democrats. In the occasion of a tie in a Senate vote, Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris has the tiebreaker vote.
Cruz’s point out of the “Biden FBI” at CPAC, which additionally featured a speech from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, seems to be a reference to an alleged FBI coaching doc that he introduced up throughout a Senate Judiciary Committee listening to on FBI oversight Thursday. Cruz requested FBI Director Christopher Wray, who was testifying on the listening to, concerning the doc that he stated was obtained by conservative group Project Veritas.
This doc, Cruz stated, “listed various symbols and themes which, in the FBI’s estimation, were indicative of ‘militia violent extremism.'”
Those symbols included the Gonzales battle flag, in response to Cruz. Just earlier than making the remark concerning the Biden FBI and “dangerous radicals” at CPAC, Cruz identified the Gonzales battle flag within the room.
The Texas lawmaker voiced issues on the Senate listening to Thursday that the FBI and Justice Department have turn into “thoroughly politicized.” He additionally slammed his boot on the desk at one level to point out that it pictured the Gonzales battle flag on the again.
Wray responded on the time that he wasn’t conversant in the doc and isn’t “in the practice of trying to comment on documents that I haven’t recognized.”
“But I will tell you that when we put out intelligence products, including ones that reference symbols, which we do across a wide variety of contexts, we usually make great pains, take great pains to put caveats and warnings in the document that make clear that a symbol alone is not considered evidence of violent extremism,” he added.
Newsweek reached out to Cruz’s workplace for remark.