Long-Time Ted Cruz Adviser Denounces Texas Senator, Parts Ways With Him

For weeks, Ted Cruz has been arguing that their was fraud during the 2020 election. He took it a step farther last week when he joined Donald Trump’s election challenge.

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That election challenge eventually led to an insurrection in the US Capitol. Cruz and Josh Hawley are now facing blowback from their actions. Chad Sweet, a key adviser to Cruz recently announced that he would be parting ways with the Texas senator.

Sweet wrote on LinkedIn, “Donald Trump and those who aided and abetted him in his relentless assault on our Democracy – including Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz – must be denounced. In particular, I made it clear to Senator Cruz, whom I have known for years, before the Joint Session of Congress, that if he proceeded to object to the Electoral count of the legitimate slates of delegates certified by the States, I could no longer support him.”

The GOP adviser continued, “In moments like this, all freedom loving Americans must put the survival of our democracy above loyalty to any party or individual. Now we must also begin the hard work of holding those accountable who committed violence, improving confidence in our elections and closing the vulnerabilities revealed by this dark chapter in our history so that all Americans can enjoy our beloved democracy for generations to come.”

Politico’s Tim Alberta noted that many more people could be distancing themselves from Cruz in the near future. He tweeted, “Wow… Chad Sweet, key member of Ted Cruz’s inner circle, chaired his 2016 campaign, was at the table for every major decision… announces he’s cut ties w/ the Texas senator. Lots of eyes inside Cruz World tonight… and could be more where this came from.”

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