(JustPatriots.com)- Republican Senator for Texas Ted Cruz hit out at far-left extremists and Democrats who smeared decent Republicans and Americans who turned out to protest the certification of the Electoral College votes on January 6.
After a day of unrest in the city, which resulted in a small number of protesters choosing to brawl with the police and illegally enter the Capitol building, Cruz hit back at Democrats who tried to call Republicans terrorists.
Beto O’Rourke, the failed Texas Senate candidate who challenged Ted Cruz in 2018, criticized Cruz’s condemnation of violence.
“Violence is always unacceptable. Even when passions run high,” Cruz said, in an attempt at calming angry protesters.
“Anyone engaged in violence—especially against law enforcement—should be fully prosecuted,” he added.
That prompted O’Rourke to claim that Cruz’s “self serving attempt at sedition” helped to “inspire these terrorists and their attempted coup.”
O’Rourke, however, appeared to miss the fact that overwhelming evidence of election fraud has already been well documented and presented at a series of evidentiary hearings in the weeks following the 2020 presidential election.
Cruz knew exactly what to say to O’Rourke, who didn’t have much to say when Black Lives Matter and Antifa were burning down American cities in 2020.
“Stop stoking division. Stop spreading hatred. Stop using malicious rhetoric (such as false & reckless charges of ‘sedition’)” he wrote.
Stop stoking division.
Stop spreading hatred.
Stop using malicious rhetoric (such as false & reckless charges of “sedition”).
Stop showing contempt for the half of the country that disagrees with you.
Violence is wrong. We can do better. We are one Nation. #EPluribusUnum https://t.co/Kikh4dW46u
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 6, 2021
“Stop showing contempt for half of the country that disagrees with you. Violence is wrong. We can do better. We are one Nation. #EPluribusUnum.”
Far-left CNN analyst Asha Rangappa jumped in, also claiming it was sedition.
“Not gonna work, Ted. It was sedition. And you helped fuel it. Period,” she said.
Not gonna work, Ted. It was sedition. And you helped fuel it. Period.
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) January 6, 2021
But was it?
Well…no. Objecting to the Electoral College votes is a constitutional right of legislators and a duty for those who have seen evidence that the vote is wrong or based on fraud.
As it happens, though, the violence played into the hands of the left and the Electoral College vote was certified.
It looks like we’re in for a rough four years.