WATCH: Ted Cruz claims Democrats are 'actively encouraging' bombs being sent to their leaders
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), photo by Gage Skidmore.

During an interview on his campaign bus with MSNBC's Chuck Todd, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested that Democrats encouraged the political environment that led to multiple of their leaders being sent bombs in the mail on Wednesday.


Todd asked Cruz if President Donald Trump could have been stronger in his condemnation of the potential explosives that were mailed to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, liberal investor George Soros and CNN Wednesday.

Instead of responding directly, the Texas Republican took aim at those who criticize the president.

"The media always focuses on the president," Cruz said. "There are too many Democratic politicians that are actively encouraging this."

He then cited California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters' statements about protesting Republicans who support Trump — without mentioning that she was also sent a suspicious package on Wednesday that was intercepted by the Congressional mail screening facility.

Earlier in the day, Cruz tweeted a statement condemning the suspected bombs that were mailed to prominent Democrats.

Watch below, via MSNBC: