MSNBC's Sharpton Slams 'Obamaphobic' Ted Cruz, GOP 'Is Built on Fear and Obstruction'

On Wednesday's PoliticsNation show, MSNBC host Al Sharpton went after Republican Senator Ted Cruz for embracing being called "Obamaphobic" via Twitter, and went on to accuse the Republican party of being "built on fear and obstruction." After reading the tweet from the Texas Senator, Sharpton responded:

Bragging about being Obamaphobic. Now, I know he was responding to a Democratic Senator, but the fact is, this is who they are. They are scared because the party is built on fear and obstruction. And no matter how hard they try, it`s not working.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Wednesday, June 12, PoliticsNation on MSNBC:

AL SHARPTON: You got to hand it to the Republicans. They know how to stay on message. Scandal, scandal, scandal is all you hear from the right. But today President Obama called them out for standing in the way of progress.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA CLIP #1: Some Republicans may be rethinking the stances that they took in the past. That's the good news. We want to encourage that. But the fact of the matter is that a whole bunch of Republicans out there are not interested in getting things done.

PRESIDENT OBAMA CLIP #2: What's holding us back right now is inaction in Washington, gridlock in Washington, too many folks in Washington who are putting the next election ahead of the next generation.

SHARPTON: He's talking about Republican Senator Ted Cruz, the guy who once called President Obama the most radical President we've ever seen. He tweeted, "If supporting real immigration reform, not path to citizenship, is 'Obamaphobia,' guilty as charged. Re-tweet if you're a fellow 'Obamaphobic.'"

Bragging about being Obamaphobic. Now, I know he was responding to a Democratic Senator, but the fact is, this is who they are. They are scared because the party is built on fear and obstruction. And no matter how hard they try, it`s not working.

(PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA CLIP)

President Obama is cutting through the noise, America is moving forward, apparently without Republicans.