After Ted Cruz said that we needed 100 more Jesse Helms’ in the U.S. Senate, Rachel Maddow did an excellent job of documenting Helms’ long history of racist politics. That Cruz, a racial minority himself, would sing the praises of a blatantly racist legislator is pretty appalling. That Helms is not poison in the Republican party is much worse.
Maddow on Ted Cruz and Jesse Helms
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