Cruz Attacks Biden’s “Radical, Extreme, and Divisive Policies”

Cruz Attacks Biden’s “Radical, Extreme, and Divisive Policies”

Isabel Webb Carey
Isabel Webb Carey
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February 2, 2021

Since President Joe Biden took power last month after failed attempts to overturn election results,  Senator Ted Cruz (TX-R) has publicly levied frequent criticisms of the new President. On Friday, he joined ‘The Michael Berry Show,’ ‘The Lars Larson Show,’ ‘The Sean Hannity Show,’ and ‘The Rick Roberts Show’ to discuss Biden’s policy agenda. 

As the U.S. Senate continues swearing in Biden’s new Cabinet, Cruz commented on the attitudes among senior Democratic leadership towards China. 

“I think it is more of an ideological commitment. Today’s Democratic Party is a party that loves communist China,” Cruz stated. “What we’ve been seeing the last two weeks is a really disturbing pattern among Joe Biden nominees—that one after the other after the other is telegraphing an embrace of China.”

He further argued that Biden’s executive actions on climate change would only serve to benefit China: “Joe Biden knows about China. […] We’re seeing with the Biden administration, a major, major pivot towards an embrace of communist China. It’s one of the reasons why in the very first week in office, Joe Biden signed an executive order reentering the Paris Climate Deal. What does that do? That threatens millions of jobs here in the United States and it benefits China.”

State Department seniors Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan have not echoed the ideological tone of the Trump administration on the ruling Chinese Communist Party. They have, however, backed the previous administration’s assertion that Beijing was committing “genocide” of Uighurs in Xinjian, and released a hardline statement on Taiwan.

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The Texas Senator went on to attack Biden’s recent “radical, extreme, and divisive” legislative orders on climate change. He argued that the Democrats’ efforts would eliminate jobs and threaten the United States’ energy security. 

“You look at what Joe Biden has done in just a couple of weeks, and it has dramatically weakened U.S. energy production,” he said. “Basically, the Democrats’ brilliant idea [is] to try to destroy energy independence here at home, destroy jobs here at home, and make us more dependent on energy from our enemies—which pollutes the environment more and gives them [Iran] billions of dollars to use to try to kill Americans.”

Cruz vowed to “lead the fight to stop bad policies that destroy jobs in America, that take away freedom in America, that undermine our security, [and] that undermine our constitutional rights” and spoke to the need for conservatives to “win the hearts and minds of the American people as” happy warriors.”

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Isabel Webb Carey

Isabel Webb Carey

Isabel Webb Carey attends the University of Texas at Austin in the Plan II Honors Program with a certificate in Core Texts and Ideas. Her interests include education, local governance, sustainability, and equity. Isabel enjoys dancing, hiking, and live music. She is also a staff writer for the Texas Orator. Email her at isabelwebbcarey@gmail.com
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