Ted Cruz is buried within the hometown backlash when one other Texas newspaper requests his expulsion
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is drowning in his hometown backlash after sparking a violent coup attempt in the U.S. Capitol when another Texas newspaper calls for his removal from the Senate.
On Saturday, the San Antonio Express-News called for Donald Trump to be indicted and for Cruz to be deported after Wednesday’s attack in DC
“The San Antonio Express is now calling on the Senate to expel Ted Cruz for his role in sparking the riot on Wednesday with his false story of electoral fraud,” said MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross on Saturday.
The San Antonio Express-News editorial comes a day after another Texas newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, urged Cruz to resign, saying his lies about the election “cost lives”.
Tiffany Cross pointed out that Cruz’s journey from Trump opponent to one of his greatest allies was “breathtaking”. It also seems to have cost him every credibility he could have had.
Another Texas newspaper is calling on Senator Ted Cruz to be removed from the Senate for his role in this week’s violent uprising. pic.twitter.com/oLcHRSNNXm
– PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) January 9, 2021
The San Antonio Express, a second Texas newspaper, is now calling on the Senate to expel Ted Cruz for his role in sparking Wednesday’s riot with his false story of electoral fraud following the Houston Chronicle. I should just give context to the audience. Ted Cruz has never been a Senate favorite even among his GOP colleagues. You will recall, he traded a lot of insults and was on the other side of Donald Trump during the campaign. That U-turn we have seen from Ted Cruz over the past four years has been breathtaking for those of us who have been into politics for a long time. So it’s pretty impressive that a second newspaper is calling for Ted Cruz to be expelled from the US Senate. I cannot stress enough where we are in this country.
Cruz, who decided to sell his soul to Trump, probably wasn’t the smartest game
During the 2016 Republican primary, Ted Cruz called Donald Trump a “sniffing coward” after attacking his wife, Heidi Cruz. In the past, the Texas Senator has also referred to Trump as “totally amoral” and a “pathological liar”.
But when Trump took office, it wasn’t long before Cruz hung his car on the president and felt committed to the MAGA flag.
The Texas Senator’s decision to vote for Trump culminated this week in a violent attack by MAGA insurgents – an attack inspired by Cruz, Trump, and other GOP lawmakers like Josh Hawley.
Ted Cruz made a bet that tieing himself on the hip with Donald Trump would benefit his future in Republican politics – even during an attack on the U.S. Capitol.
With five people dead and DC still affected by this week’s MAGA attack, it doesn’t look like Ted Cruz’s bet is paying off.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.