Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), returned to his previous comments in which he condemned the thousands of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building as “terrorists” in an interview with Tucker Carlson.
Cruz said he was referring to Trump supporters attacking Capitol Hill cops.
“I wasn’t saying that the thousands of peaceful protesters supporting Donald Trump are sort of terrorists,” Cruz said in the Fox News interview. “I phrased it in a sloppy and completely stupid way,” he added.
Carlson did not believe Cruz and stated that Cruz was a highly qualified lawyer who could not have been so sloppy in his choice of words.
“I’m not buying this,” Carlson said.
Cruz said he has repeatedly in the past referred to people assaulting police officers as terrorists and that they belonged to the prison. The FBI defines terrorism as “violent criminal acts committed by individuals and / or groups for the purpose of pursuing ideological objectives arising from national influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial or environmental nature.”
Cruz had previously qualified the January 6 attack as a “vile terrorist act”, the day after the failure of the insurgency, and declared that it was a “dark moment in the history of our country”, the May 28.
“Anyone who attacked the Capitol must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and brought to justice,” Cruz said on his website.
It wouldn’t be the first time Cruz has bent his knee to former President Trump, even after Trump disrespects Cruz’s wife and hinted that her father was partly responsible for President Kennedy’s assassination because of of his Cuban heritage.
Cruz is one of 147 Republican leaders who attempted to overthrow the 2020 presidential election and is smart enough to know that Trump has made his baseless “stolen election” claims a litmus test for the Republican Party at the to come up. Anyone who crossed the line has seen their political career threatened as Trump and his supporters seemingly seek revenge on lawmakers like Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), For not agreeing to accept. not his bogus allegations of electoral fraud. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, (R-Ill.), Also belongs to this group and chose not to get re-elected due to his low odds of winning for rejecting Trump’s baseless conspiracy theory.