Ted Cruz just made one top Democrat Senator regret taking this action that was a new low on Capitol Hill

Jan 29, 2024

The Democrat Party has been completely molded into a radical, socialist front group.

And part of their new “look” includes personal attacks on anyone who disagrees with their attempts to destroy our Republic.

That’s why Ted Cruz just made one top Democrat Senator regret taking this action that was a new low on Capitol Hill.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently blasted Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for accusing him of opposing a federal judicial nominee based solely on the nominee’s religion.

Race-baiting is a classic leftist tactic

The Senate kerfuffle started over the nomination of radical leftist Adeel Abdullah Mangi.

President Joe Biden nominated Mangi to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

If his very controversial nomination succeeds, Mangi would become the highest-ranking Muslim to serve on the federal judiciary.

But that’s not the issue at all.

Mangi’s nomination to the bench is not controversial because of his Muslim faith. 

The opposition to him stems from Mangi’s time on the advisory board of Rutgers Law School’s controversial Center for Security, Race and Rights (CSRR) from 2019 to 2023. 

That organization has a long history of anti-Semitism and deep anti-Israel sentiment and has even hosted at least one speaker who was criminally convicted of supporting the Palestine Islamic Jihad, a terrorist organization.

And it’s those facts that Cruz has been pointing out.

At his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last month, when asked about the issue, Mangi claimed he had no role or knowledge of the controversial decisions and associations of the CSRR.

Despite these weak claims by Mangi, prior to the committee voting on his nomination, Cruz spent 10 minutes reminding his Senate colleagues of the very real concerns about Mangi and his association with the radical CSRR.

That’s when things got nasty.

Democrats have no substance, so they launch personal attacks instead

But instead of responding to the substance of the valid concerns raised by the Texas Senator, Durbin instead insulted Cruz.

“What is it about Adeel Mangi that attracts such criticism? We know what the starting point is. He would be the first Muslim-American to be appointed to serve on the circuit bench,” Durbin said.

“And we know because of that, he is a target. […] So what is this man? And why should we be concerned? You’ve just heard a presentation, a suggestion that because of his background, he is likely to be either anti-Semitic or a terrorist because he’s a Muslim-American,” Durbin added.

But Cruz was not happy with Durbin’s accusation against him, and was not going to just sit quietly.

“You have just impugned my character by making a false accusation, and I will say it is disgraceful!” Cruz scolded. “Did you respond to any of the substance of what I said? No! You just attacked me and called me a bigot, and you responded by stating deliberate falsehoods.”

Durbin tried to interrupt him, but Cruz quickly shut him down.

“Excuse me, I have a right to defend myself when you impugn my character in a way that is a new low for this committee,” he said. “You did not dispute any of the facts I said about the organization that he was an adviser of, he was a donor of, he raised money for.”

Durbin later lied and claimed that Mangi had “no connection” to the CSRR, which fired Cruz up again.

“Did you just say he had no connection with this organization? Is that seriously what you said in this hearing?” Cruz interjected. “He was on the board of advisers, he was a donor and raised money for it, but you just said he has no connection with them?”

Then Cruz followed up and asked Durbin if he really thinks  Mangi had “no connection” to the CSRR, but Durbin refused to answer.

“OK, you’re refusing to answer because it’s obviously indefensible and false,” Cruz said.

Despite the concerns, the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Mangi’s nomination to the full Senate by a vote of 11-10.

Hot Take Politics will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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