GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that “the simple and undeniable fact is the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats” during an interview on Monday.
The Republican presidential candidate was discussing the shooting in Colorado Springs at a Planned Parenthood building where three people were killed.
According to Politico, “The suspect’s reported mention of ‘baby parts’ at the time of the shooting —as well as the location of the shooting — has linked the incident to the nation’s ongoing debate on abortion. It also led some people to blame the incident on the ugly rhetoric surrounding Planned Parenthood.”
“This whole episode has really displayed the ugly underbelly of media,” stated Cruz. “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.”
“There’s a reason why the Democrats for years have been viewed as soft on crime,” Cruz continued. “The Democrats know convicted felons tend to vote Democrat.”