WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with Spectrum News after Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Cruz said he was pleased President Donald Trump highlighted the country’s victories, like low unemployment and its work against ISIS.

  • Praised president for highlighting low unemployment
  • Said Democrats demonstrated anger and rage
  • Watch the full interview above

“He laid out the incredible results we've seen in the last two years. The results of common sense free market policies going into effect,” he said.

Cruz said he was not optimistic that Washington will see Republicans and Democrats get something done together.

“If you looked at how congressional Democrats acted last night, they demonstrated yet more anger and rage at the president,” he said.

When asked if a deal to keep the government open can be reached, Cruz said he hopes Democrats will compromise.

“If they don’t compromise then it's all but inevitable that the president will act unilaterally, using congressional authorization, as previously passed to go forward, build a wall, and secure a border,” he said.

Watch the video above for the full interview.