Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ted Cruz Praises Racist Jesse Helms

Rachel Maddow reviewed the racist career of Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC), including an incident in which he sang "Dixie," the Confederate anthem, while sharing an elevator in 1993 with Sen. Carole Moseley Braun (D-IL), the only black senator at the time. Helms told Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), also present, that his intention was to make Moseley Braun cry. Maddow then showed footage of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) telling the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday, "The willingness to say all those crazy things is a rare, rare characteristic in this town... We need a hundred more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate." Watch:

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