Sen. Cruz reacts to the State of the Union address

Following President Trump’s State of the Union address, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ to discuss important issues to Texans mentioned in President Trump’s speech including: border security, record-low unemployment, and national security interests. There, he also highlighted the Democratic Party’s extreme leftist policies embracing socialism and late-term abortions.

“I thought it was a very strong speech,” Sen. Cruz said to Sean Hannity. “The president started off with the incredible successes we’ve seen in the past two years. The economic successes: the lowest unemployment in half a century, the lowest African American and Hispanic unemployment ever recorded, the lowest Asian American unemployment ever recorded, the lowest unemployment for people with disabilities. I mean it’s a staggering record of results. He laid out the record of national security: rebuilding our military, defeating our enemies, defeating ISIS. And that is a testament to policies that work.”

Sen. Cruz went on to call out Democratic hypocrisy over border wall funding.

“Back in 2013, Chuck Schumer and every single Democrat in the Senate voted in favor of 350 miles of border wall,” Sen. Cruz said. “Just a couple of weeks ago, Chuck Schumer and every Democrat in the Senate shut down the federal government to stop 234 miles of border wall. Explain to me how you vote for 350 miles and you force a government shutdown over 234 miles. And their position has been [to fund] not even one inch of border wall.”

When Hannity asked about the Democrats’ reactions towards President Trump’s praise of democracy, Sen. Cruz described their reactions.

“Every Democrat who sat has just told their constituents they want America to be a socialist country,” Sen. Cruz continued. “Many of the other Democrats who stood, they want it also, but they will at least keep pretending for a little while longer. But they sorted the wheat from the chaff, as they say, and they did in front of the whole country.”

Watch Sen. Cruz’s full interview here.