Ted Cruz Blasts Joy Reid For Saying Republican Party Is ‘Literally … Jim Crow’

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Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz fired back at MSNBC host Joy Reid Wednesday after she suggested that his party was “literally Jim Crow.”

Reid suggested Tuesday night that Cruz was going against the interests of his own race by opposing the proposed bill H.R. 1, also called the For The People Act, which is a sweeping Democratic bill related to federal election laws, voter eligibility, social media and more.

Reid also compared Cruz to the character “Stephen” from the 2012 film “Django Unchained,” a traitorous house slave who joins his master to terrorize other slaves.

“Ted Cruz says a lot of stupid things. He does a lot of stupid things,” Reid said.

“Ted Cruz could give a damn about Jim Crow,” Reid continued. “He’s never raised once concern ever in his entire life, that I’ve ever heard, about Jim Crow or racism or discrimination.”

Cruz fired back at the MSNBC host on Twitter Wednesday morning.

“I appreciate MSNBC lecturing me on how people of ‘my race’ are supposed to vote,” Cruz said. “This arrogant condescension is a big reason Hispanic voters are moving right in large numbers.”

“Also, why is MSNBC ok with their hosts using overt racial slurs (‘Stephen from Django’)?” the senator asked.