Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., got into an altercation on Twitter, which resulted in Cruz reminding Twitter users about the past of the Democratic Party.
The discussion on Twitter arose after Cruz commented on the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) travel advisory for Florida where it was stated that the state “devalues and marginalizes” both the contributions and challenges faced by people of color and African Americans. Cruz responded to that by claiming that this assessment was “bizarre” and “utterly dishonest.” He proceeded to note that “in the 1950s & 1960s, the NAACP ” had worked hard to help the civil rights movement but that in its current condition Dr. King “would be ashamed” of the path the association had taken.
Following these comments, one user responded that Cruz would have been the first person to “filibuster against the voting rights act and the civil rights act.” To this Cruz claimed that this statement was “nonsense” and that it had been members of the Democratic party who had filibustered and not members of the Republican party.
AOC was quick to insert herself into the conversation by encouraging Cruz to continue by informing the people what had happened after. Cruz did not back down and took up AOC on her request by stating that the Democratic party founded the KKK and then wrote the Jim Crow Laws. Finally, as he claimed they filibustered the Civil Rights Act.
Cruz proved to state that this was continuing to this day with the Democrats filibustering school choice and blocking Black kids from succeeding in school, pushing for abolishing the police which results in more black deaths, and throwing 40 percent of Black kids out of schools through the vaccine mandate.