Republican Political Analyst: Ted Cruz’s Defense of Trump Is ‘Actually Hurting Our Democracy’

Republican Political Analyst: Ted Cruz’s Defense of Trump Is ‘Actually Hurting Our Democracy’

Senator Ted Cruz’s defense of President Donald Trump is hurting U.S democracy, according to political strategist and Republican analyst Susan Del Percio. Del Percio criticized Cruz for undermining intelligence agencies on Monday’s Morning Joe following his claim that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election.

“He said everything but, quote, ‘the transcript was perfect’ when, of course, we know it wasn’t a transcript, first of all,” co-host Joe Scarborough said. “And secondly, we know that even the White House’s bleached version of that transcript, which wasn’t a transcript, mentioned the Bidens and said, but I need you do something for me as well. That summary of the phone call that Ted Cruz mentioned is damning enough, has proven the Democrats’ case. Of course they spent two weeks having testimony to just add block by block by block to build that wall of impeachment.”

“But, again, what’s Ted Cruz — you just wonder how low these Republicans can go, how shameless they can be in defense of a man who not only would never defend them, but a man who viciously attacked his wife, viciously attacked his father, and viciously accused him of having an affair with five different women.”

“And, Joe, it’s even worse than just trying to go low to defend Donald Trump,” Del Percio said. “The Republicans and especially when you see someone like Ted Cruz going on the air, he is actually hurting our democracy. He is basically saying, you cannot trust our military.”

“You cannot trust our national security,” she went on. “You cannot trust the basic foundations of which this country is built upon. And he’s trying to make it a thing about process and this. And to your point about what Donald Trump did to his family and to him, he doesn’t care and he’s willing to go down this rabbit hole for Donald Trump.”

“But it’s much more significant than that,” she said.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.