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Ted Cruz called Democrats "the party of the Ku Klux Klan," slamming senators in the minority as "foaming at the mouth" for stalling confirmation of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees. In this photo, Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz gestures over at rival candidate Donald Trump (L) at the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young/File photo

Sen. Ted Cruz called Democrats "the party of the Ku Klux Klan," for their opposition to senators in the minority such as Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general. Cruz also said that the opposition party is the one rooted in racism, Wednesday.

"When the left doesn't have any other arguments, they go and just accuse everyone of being a racist, and it's an ugly, ugly part of the modern Democratic Party," Cruz said during an interview on Fox News.

"Listen, the Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan. You look at the most racists, you look at ... the Dixiecrats, they were Democrats who imposed segregation, imposed Jim Crow laws," he added.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tuesday evening was barred from speaking on the Senate floor after she quoted a letter from the late Coretta Scott King, a civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. that read: "Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters," written by Coretta at that time.

Cruz criticized Warren's statement and accused the Democrats in the "false smear of Jeff Sessions," and said, Sessions would "make an extraordinary AG" after his expected confirmation Wednesday night.

"The charges that she [Warren] was making against Jeff Sessions are demonstrably false. They're slanderous," Cruz added. "Jeff Sessions is an honorable, decent person."

"The Democrats are angry and they're out of their minds," Cruz said, adding that Democratic senators are "objecting to every single thing — they're boycotting committee meetings, they're refusing to show up. They're just foaming at the mouth practically. And really you know where their anger is directed, it's not at Republicans — their anger is directed at the American people."