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Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had an unexpected take on an interview that was done by Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren, claiming that she supported Republican majorities in the Senate and House which, of course, she does not.
But it was a point well made as Democrats have been in control of the executive and legislative branches of the United States government at a time when inflation is on the rise.
“Elizabeth Warren calls for Republican majorities in the House & Senate,” Sen. Cruz said with a tweet to a video of an interview Sen. Warren did last week where she said that she could see why Americans are frustrated.
“Families are paying more at the pump, they’re paying more when they go to the grocery store, they’re paying more when they try to buy a hamburger. It’s the responsibility of Congress, of the president to get out there and make the changes we need to make,” Sen. Warren said in the video that was shared.
Elizabeth Warren calls for Republican majorities in the House & Senate. https://t.co/0Daa2Fnczr
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 30, 2022
She went on in the interview last week to predict that Democrats would lose the midterms if things do not change.
“Yeah, I think we’re going to be in real trouble if we don’t get up and deliver, then I believe that Democrats are going to lose. Democrats win when they do what, when they work on behalf of working people, and we can’t just rest on what we’ve already done. We need to be fighting going forward,” she said.
“I am glad to talk about what we’ve done, obviously, and I think the president deserves real credit, but it’s not enough. We’ve got less than 200 days until the election and American families are hurting. Our job, while we are here in the majority, is to deliver on behalf of those families,” she said.
“We can’t just rest on what we’ve already done,” the senator said. “We need to be fighting going forward. There are things that the American people elected us to do and we still need to get out there and do them.”
She did say there was a way for Democrats to win and gave her plan.
“We do that then we’re going to be fine in the election. That’s how democracy works, especially when we’re up against a party that just wants to fight culture wars. That’s not gonna help people in their lives,” the senator said.
“Our job as Democrats is to help hard working Americans, and we can do that. We can make government work not just for the billionaires, not just for the giant corporations. We can actually make it work for everyone but we need to get up and do it,” she said.
She said that she believes inflation is the biggest obstacle to having Democrats keep control of Congress.
“We can do that. We have the tools, but we’ve got to get up off our rear ends and make it happen. Take it to the people what we’ve [already] done, but we need to get the work done,” she said.
The host then asked her about the recent leaked audio of House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in which he appeared to go against former President Donald trump and Warren tore into him.
“Kevin McCarthy is a liar and a traitor,” the senator said.
“This is outrageous. And that is really the illness that pervades the Republican leadership right now, that they say one thing to the American public and something else in private.
“What happened was an attempt to overthrow our government and the Republicans instead want to continue to try to figure out how to make the 2020 election [result] different. Shame on Kevin McCarthy,” she said.
Prior to that she said the same in an op-ed for The New York Times.
“To put it bluntly: If we fail to use the months remaining before the elections to deliver on more of our agenda, Democrats are headed toward big losses in the midterms,” she said.