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Ted Cruz Praises Racist Jesse Helms

Hard to believe that in this day and age someone would offer praise for people like the late Jesse Helms - but that's exactly what Senator Ted Cruz has been doing. As reported by Huffington Post, Ted Cruz made comments yesterday at a dinner in Washington, DC praising the former Senator for saying crazy things and added, "We need 100 more like Jesse Helms in the US Senate."

You have got to be kidding me.

Jesse Helms was a US Senator from North Carolina known for his outspoken positions against gay rights, abortion rights, and race relations. He voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and staged a filibuster against the creation of a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. (he eventually caved in exchange for votes on a tobacco bill).

Ted Cruz went on to say that his first ever political contribution he made was a $10 donation to Jesse Helms.

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