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Where Things Stand: Cruz Hops On The ‘Poor Insurrectionists!’ Train

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks out of a meeting room for the lawyers of former President Donald Trump and back to the Senate floor through the Senate Reception room on the fourth day of the... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks out of a meeting room for the lawyers of former President Donald Trump and back to the Senate floor through the Senate Reception room on the fourth day of the Senate Impeachment trials for former President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill on February 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump's defense lawyers will present their case on Friday, where his legal team will argue that he should be acquitted of inciting an insurrection. (Photo by Jabin Botsford - Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 13, 2021 6:15 p.m.

We expected folks like Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to offer jailed insurrectionists the victim card. They staged a photo-op protest at the jail where some of them are being held last month to paint the rioters as mistreated political prisoners.

Now Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is joining the whitewashing movement.

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