Ted Cruz tries his best to mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — and hilariously fails

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used the expensive pastry to make a point that even as prices soar on a variety of goods, raising the minimum wage remains mired in controversy. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pounced on her tweet, trying to make her appear out of touch and spoiled — entirely missing her point about the need for a living wage.

West Virginia GOP lawmaker compares gays to the Ku Klux Klan after using ‘f*ggot’ on the House floor

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported that WV House of Delegates member Eric Porterfield (R-Porterfield) told a reporter Friday morning that the gay community is akin to a hate group.

“The LGBTQ [sic] is a modern day version of the Ku Klux Klan,” Porterfield said, “without wearing hoods with their antics of hate.

Republican claims blacks and whites were lynched at equal rates in MLK Day message

TANA GANEVA, RAWStory.com

A Colorado representative chose Martin Luther King Jr. day to promote a blatant and racist falsehood.

The Greeley Tribune reports that Rep. Lori Saine claimed blacks and whites were lynched for being Republican in similar numbers.

Saine made the statements Friday on the floor of the Colorado House. She posted footage of her speech to Facebook Monday, and noted that it was meant to bolster House District 49 Rep. Perry Buck, who tried to introduce a resolution honoring King.

“How could I honor Martin Luther King today without shining a light on injustice myself?” Saine said. “My colleagues, how can you redeem your marginalized voice by marginalizing ours? Our march toward justice is not over when a colleague of ours is barred from introducing a resolution on this floor because of the color of her skin.”