On The Hugh Hewitt Show, Ted Cruz Parrots Limbaugh Smear, Claiming "Majority Of Violent Criminals Are Democrats"

In October Limbaugh Claimed: "People That Are Shooting Up Schools More Than Likely Vote Democrat"

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From the November 30 edition of Salem Radio Network's The Hugh Hewitt Show:

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HUGH HEWITT: I have never met -- not once, a single pro-life activist who is in favor of violence of any sort. Have you, Senator Cruz?

TED CRUZ (R-TX): I have not. And I would note that this whole episode has really displayed the ugly underbelly of the media. You know, every time you have violent crime or mass killing, you can almost see the media salivating hoping -- hoping desperately that the murderer happens to be a Republican so they can use it to try to paint their political enemies. Now, listen, here's the simple and undeniable fact: the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats. The media doesn't report that. What they report -- and there's a reason why the Democrats, for years, have been viewed as soft on crime because they go in and they appoint to the bench judges who release violent criminals. They go in and they do what Barack Obama tried to do, which is appoint a lawyer who voluntarily represented for free a cop killer to a senior Justice Department position. They go in and fight to give the right to vote to convicted felons. Why? Because the Democrats know convicted felons tend to vote Democrat, and so the media never reports on any of that, doesn't want to admit any of that. But you can see in every one of these -- every time there's a terrible crime, they're so excited, come on, please, one of these be a Republican so we can try to paint the other side. It is one of the more egregious examples of media bias, and it's something we see over and over and over again.

HEWITT: There are lots of other egregious examples. Stay with me, Senator Cruz, through the break. I'll be right back, America.

Previously

Rush Limbaugh: "The People That Are Shooting Up Schools More Than Likely Vote Democrat"

Limbaugh Says Mass Shooters "All Are Liberals" Then Says, "I Take That Back"

Fox Host Decries Planned Parenthood For "Politicizing" Deadly Shooting At A Colorado Clinic

Fox's Charles Payne: If Victims Of Planned Parenthood Attack Had Guns They "Could've Defended Themselves"

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Voting Rights & Issues, Reproductive Rights, Guns, Criminal Justice
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Salem Radio Network
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Hugh Hewitt
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2016 Elections
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