Sen. Ted Cruz: GOP Is Now the Party of the Working Class; Democratic Party Is the Party of Wealthy Elites

By Melanie Arter | March 2, 2021 | 3:56pm EST
Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, speaks as FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the January 6th insurrection, in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 2, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, speaks as FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the January 6th insurrection, in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 2, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday accused the Democratic Party of abandoning the working class and becoming “the party of wealthy elites … big tech and big business.”

In an interview with Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Cruz said that the left is going through a resurgence that’s all about power, while the GOP has become the party of the working class.


“They want to hold onto power. They want to expand power, and when they have the power, they want to ram through their socialist vision for this country. I was listening to your opening monologue, and I think it's exactly right,” Cruz told host Laura Ingraham.

You look at the left, and far too many in the Republican Party also, and for a long time they have been on board with essentially what I would call America last, standing with our enemies, standing with the Chinese communist government, standing with unlimited open borders and standing against the working men and women. 

I think the most significant political change of the last decade has been that the heart and soul of the Republican Party, we are a working-class party now, and we are a blue-collar party. That’s what we should have been, and that’s what we are. We are standing with the men and women who want to work. 

Right now, look at the Democratic Party. They want to close your businesses. They what your kids to stay home. They close the schools, open borders, abolish the police, make your life less safe, your kids left safe and your family less safe. They side with our enemies and they abandon our friends. It's all completely backwards but the good news is also what you just said.

They’re revealing exactly who they are. What does it say that the governor of New York and the governor of California are both in free fall? Their ideas don't work and we’re sadly going to see that play out more and more over the next two years. I think that’s gonna lead us to a very good 2022 and a very good 2024. 


Cruz also pointed out the hypocrisy in the Democrats criticizing the Trump administration for using a CBP facility that houses unaccompanied minors in “cages” – which began during the Obama administration – but not holding President Joe Biden to the same standard when he used the same facility to house illegal immigrant children.


The Democrats are magicians. You remember we had four years of news stories about kids in cages. The cages are being expanded. They’re being reopened. Now that Biden’s running them, they’re simply safe humanitarian locations. 

Of course, Obama built the cages, and the reason we have little boys and little girls being brought in by human traffickers is because of Obama’s amnesty program that served as a magnet to begin with, but when the DHS secretary says there isn’t a crisis at the border, from his perspective, he believes that, because there's an old joke that the term illegal alien is no longer politically correct. The new term is undocumented Democrat.

From his perspective, every person coming here illegally is another perspective voter, and the Democratic Party has abandoned the working-class men and women, the millions of people who are out of jobs, who are seeing their wages pulled down, who are competing to provide for their families with people coming illegally.

That’s not who the Democratic Party represents anymore. They don't represent unions anymore. They don’t represent construction workers or truck drivers or working men and women anywhere. The Democratic Party today is the party of wealthy elites on both coasts. It's the party of big tech and big business.

It's the party of universities, and from their perspective, the more cheap labor that flows in, particularly if they vote Democrat, the better. We need to be standing with Americans. We need to be standing for jobs. You were talking about a 50-state movement. I want to point out the Democrats’ agenda is truly radical. What does it say? 

Even California is recalling Gavin Newsom. When you shut down schools, 40 percent of kids, K through 12 right now, are going to in-person schools. 60 percent are not. That's a generation of kids being left behind a significant chunk of whom are black or Hispanic and the Democrats are abandoning them. This as an opportunity for common sense, and I think that's what we should be fighting for. 

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