1/6 Ethics Complaint Against Ted Cruz And Josh Hawley Moving Through The Senate

The Senate does everything slowly, but indications are that the ethics complaint against Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley is grinding along.

Politico reported:

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. read more

Ted Cruz Demonstrates Lack of Historical Understanding, Argues That Making It Easier To Vote Would Be “Jim Crow 2.0”

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.”  read more

Former GOP Rep. Will Hurd Leaves The Door Open To Primarying Ted Cruz

Will Hurd Mueller testify

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.” read more

Ted Cruz Seems to Forget Jason Bourne is a Fictional Character as He Complains About New CIA Video

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. read more

Cruz Accused of Violating Campaign Finance Rules by Illegally Promoting His Book with Campaign Funds

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. read more