Cruz Cries Foul While Defending Seditious Plot
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) brought his “A-game” of hypocrisy, faux victimhood and naked political ambition with him during his chat with Maria Bartiromo on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Cruz, who at one time accurately called Donald Trump a “pathological liar” and “a narcissist at a level that this country’s never seen,” defended his leadership role in plotting a challenge to the Electoral College results on Jan. 6 so he could hand Trump a second term as president. Cruz said that he is stepping “forward to defend the rule of law and protect the integrity of our elections,” but what he and the 11 other GOP senators are attempting is an act of sedition.
He told Bartiromo that he wants an “electoral commission” to take 10 days to review the votes cast in multiple states to determine if there was fraud that should disqualify their Electoral College electors. Each of those states already have counted, recounted and certified the accuracy of their vote totals, but Cruz and the other senators want a do-over. The host inexplicably called Cruz a “Constitutional scholar” – he’s not – and gave him the opportunity to spout the totally bogus claim that the Constitution dictates that there should be an Electoral College vote challenge Jan. 6.
“The Constitution gives the responsibility of counting the ballots to the vice president, Vice President Mike Pence, and to both houses of Congress,” Cruz falsely stated.
Ted Cruz tells Maria Bartiromo that the "electoral commission" he's demanding could ultimately "set aside" the election results — the implication being that this would clear the way for another Trump term pic.twitter.com/F7xuIe0FYL
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 3, 2021
The election challenge is, of course, supported by Trump and in recent days he has encouraged his supporters, including Proud Boys thugs and other far right groups prone to violence, to convene on Washington, D.C., later this week for a “wild” rally. Many see the planned protests and Cruz’s election challenge as having the potential to incite mayhem. Nonetheless, Cruz threw down the victimhood card with Bartiromo and complained about Democrats calling for him to be arrested and charged with sedition.
“I think we need to tone down the rhetoric. This is already a volatile situation. It’s like a tinder box and throwing lit matches into it,” said the Texas senator who is the one throwing the lit matches.
Ted Cruz complains about Democrats wanting him arrested for sedition and says everyone needs to calm down pic.twitter.com/g0RlFznROF
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) January 3, 2021