Cruz Gets Roasted For Whining About Critics Torching His Electoral Challenge Gambit

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks to a vote before attending the weekly Republican policy luncheon on September 24, 2019. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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January 3, 2021 4:14 p.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was swiftly dragged on Sunday after he complained about critics of his and other Republican colleagues’ intent to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory during the Jan. 6 congressional session that will certify Biden’s Electoral College win.

Appearing on Fox News on Sunday, Cruz griped that critics of the charge he’s leading to rile up Republicans to challenge the election results should “tone down the rhetoric” and “calm down.”

“This is already a volatile situation,” Cruz said. “It’s like a tinderbox and throwing lit matches into it.”

Cruz, who is actively working to bolster President Trump’s attempts at delegitimizing the election process, lamented that Democrats supposedly want him to be “arrested and tried for sedition and treason.”

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“That’s not helpful at a time when we’re pitted against each other,” Cruz said. “Just relax, and let’s do our jobs. We have a responsibility to follow the law.”

Twitter users swiftly called out Cruz, who worked as a constitutional lawyer before entering office, for his misguided complaint:

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