Ted Cruz Slams Democrats During Jeff Sessions Hearing

 
 
Posted Tuesday, January 10th 2017 @ 4pm  by Hannity.com Staff

Senator Jeff Sessions received a grilling on Capitol Hill on Tuesday during his Senate confirmation hearing. During the hearing, Texas Senator Ted Cruz came to Sessions' defense.

Specifically, Senator Cruz called Democrats out for the fact that on a number of occasions, they failed to hold the Obama administration to account for violating or failing to uphold the law. Cruz catalogued each instance during the hearing.

"When the Department of Justice used Operation Choke Point to target legal businesses because they disagreed politically with those businesses, the Democrats on this committee were silent," Cruz said. "When the Obama Justice Department sent millions of dollars of taxpayer monies to sanctuary cities that were defying federal immigration law, the Democrats on this committee were silent."

"When the Obama administration refused to enforce federal immigration laws and unilaterally re-wrote this laws, the Democrats on this committee were silent," Cruz continued. "When the Obama administration released tens of thousands of criminal illegal aliens including rapists and murderers into the general population, the Democrats on this committee were silent."

"When the Department of Justice signed off on the Obama administration paying a nearly $2 billion ransom to Iran, contrary to federal law, the Democrats on this committee were silent," Cruz said. "When the Obama administration ignored and rewrote provision after provision of Obamacare contrary to the text of the law, the Democrats on this committee were silent. When the Obama administration signed off on illegal recess appointments, that the Supreme Court had to strike down unanimously, the Democrats on this committee were silent."

"And when the Obama administration released five Guantanamo terrorists, without the required notification of Congress, the Democrats on this committee were silent."

Sessions' confirmation hearing will continue on Tuesday.

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