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Report: Ted Cruz’s Participation in Trump’s Coup Cost him Friends and Allies

Report: Ted Cruz’s Participation in Trump’s Coup Cost him Friends and Allies

Ted Cruz is one of the most unpopular lawmakers in the country. The Texas senator, however, does have some friends and allies. One can’t rise to the level of power the Republican has without them.

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In January of 2021, Cruz decided to throw his support behind Donald Trump’s election coup. And some of those friends that supported him before, decided that would be the end of their relationship with the Texas senator.

The Washington Post outlined Cruz’s troubles in a recent article. Cruz once clerked for US Appeals Judge J. Michael Luttig. Cruz has noted in the past that he considered Luttig to be a father figure. But Lutting told the Post:

“Once Ted Cruz promised to object, January 6 was all but foreordained, because Cruz was the most influential figure in the Congress willing to force a vote on Trump’s claim that the election was stolen. He was also the most knowledgeable of the intricacies of both the Electoral Count Act and the Constitution, and the ways to exploit the two.”

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Chad Sweet was the chairman of Cruz’s 2016 quest for the Republican nomination. In a Linkedin post, Sweet wrote, “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.”

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