Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz accused the Obama administration of fanning the flames of racism in America with 'incendiary and hateful rhetoric' at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting yesterday in Washington, D.C.
<p>Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz waits off stage as he is introduced to speak at a U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce discussion at the National Press Building on April 29, 2015, in Washington.</p>
"Hispanic unemployment is higher than the national average and when the federal government is killing small businesses and killing jobs it is hurting the future of the Hispanic community and we need to carry that message.", Ted Cruz
"I think Hispanic community - the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? And they are also hard work and responsibility.", Ted Cruz
President Barack Obama devoted a small sliver of his 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner speech to take a jab at freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Obama slipped in a Karl Marx reference, tying it to the Tea Party favorite who has drawn comparisons to Cold War stalwart Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.).