The Republican Party has gone to such an extreme that Sen. Ted Cruz has to say that he was misunderstood when he described 1/6 as a terrorist attack.
According to Peter Navarro, Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar were among 100 Congressional Republicans involved in the plot to steal the election from Biden.
The Senate does everything slowly, but indications are that the ethics complaint against Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley is grinding along.
The fact that Hawley and Cruz have not been contacted suggests the probe is in its early stages, if anything is happening at all. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led the complaint against the duo, said he believes things are still moving along.
On Sunday, Ted Cruz disputed detailed reporting about his conversations with Trump on January 6th, as the 1/6 Committee is closing on Trump's call logs.
Rep. Liz Cheney responded to Sen. Ted Cruz accusing her of Trump Derangement Syndrome by telling him that a real man would defend his family.
Sen. Ted Cruz tried to compare Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer to King George while ignoring his own support for Trump's coup.
Donald Trump always had a major problem with the use of masks to combat COVID-19. He thought is was a major insult to say that Joe Biden was wearing the “biggest mask I’ve ever seen.” And during his return to the White House from the hospital after suffering from COVID, he made a point of ripping his mask off.
Ted Cruz has spent much of the last year as a walking punch line. You would never know it from his Twitter feed, though. The Texas senator frequently and without a sense of irony bashes other law makers and media personalities.
Ted Cruz has had a humiliating 2021 so far. His support of Donald Trump‘s big lie helped incite an insurrection in January. He then went on a family vacation to Cancun when his state of Texas was undergoing a severe weather catastrophe.
The 2020 election season wasn’t perfect for Democrats, but it was successful. And that success has driven Republican lawmakers crazy. There is now legislation in many states that makes it harder to vote.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) criticized Democrats for working to pass election reforms, arguing that making it easier for citizens to vote would be “Jim Crow 2.0.”
“This legislation is profoundly dangerous, and the reason it suppresses millions of votes is by allowing millions of people to vote illegally,” Cruz said during a Senate rules committee hearing on the bill. “That is the intended effect and that would be the actual effect of this bill. It dilutes the legal votes of American citizens.”
Will Hurd should have been a rising star in the GOP. He was one of the few minority Republicans in the House of Representatives and had an impressive background as a former CIA agent.
But unlike many of his fellow Republicans, Hurd was willing to stand up to Donald Trump. He voted against Trump’s government shutdown in 2019 and also voted to condemn the former president for comments he made about “the Squad.”
In 2016, Ted Cruz was the last man standing in the bid to keep Donald Trump from securing the nomination. Late in the game, he made desperate move to soften his campaign by naming Carly Fiorina as his running mate.
Ted Cruz was one of the first members of the resistance against Donald Trump. The Texas senator finished 2nd to Trump during the 2016 nomination race. The competition between the two of them was contentious with Trump belittling Cruz’s wife and making wild accusations about his father.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed the CIA’s new “Humans of the CIA video” which features a first-generation Latina CIA agent who discusses intersectionality.
“I am a woman of color. I am a mom. I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise,” the CIA agent says.
Ted Cruz is known as a lover of pop culture. His absolute favorite show is The Simpsons. That love, however, is not mutual.
Legendary Simpsons writer Al Jean once tweeted about the Texas senator, “Ted Cruz says Maggie Simpson would vote for him. I think Ted’s the one who could use a pacifier in his mouth.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been officially accused of violating campaign finance rules by illegally promoting his book with campaign funds, according to a new lawsuit filed by The Campaign Legal Center (CLC), which notes Cruz spent up to $18,000 in late 2020 on Facebook advertisements that included links urging viewers to buy copies of his book from third-party online booksellers. Cruz’s financial disclosure report says Cruz’s book deal with Regnery Publishing earned him a $400,000 advance as well as a 15% royalty on net sales of hardcover copies.
Things in Washington DC have been partisan for a very long time. But considering that Donald Trump’s term ended with an insurrection on the Capitol, it’s fair to say that the partisan divide has grown over the last 4 years.
This weekend, a number of prominent Republicans spoke at the CPAC conference. During the speeches, though, there was very little substance. There were also few outlines of how the GOP would move forward after last year’s losses.
If Democrats want to save democracy and work toward unity, they must remove the obstacle of the filibuster.