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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz defends objections to Electoral College votes as ‘right thing’ despite violence

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

WASHINGTON, DC -- Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is defending his objection to the Electoral College results as “the right thing to do.”

The Texas senator condemned the violence that erupted as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an extraordinary attack over the election outcome.

Cruz led the first challenge to Joe Biden’s defeat of President Donald Trump by objecting to Arizona’s results.

He sought to have Congress launch a commission to investigate the election. His effort was roundly defeated in the U.S. House and Senate.

Cruz said he was confident the country will have a “peaceful and orderly transition of power.” Biden is set to be inaugurated Jan. 20.

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      1. He threatened an elected County Commissioner in Otero County:

        markturner1961 says:
        January 8, 2021 at 6:59 am
        If the citizens of Otero County can’t get rid of this treasonous piece of human garbage other arrangements will have to be made.

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        madmike272 says:
        January 8, 2021 at 10:37 am
        So now, you are making threats of elected officials? 18 U.S. Code § 373 – Solicitation to commit a crime of violence: Whoever, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against property or against the person of another in violation of the laws of the United States, and under circumstances strongly corroborative of that intent, solicits, commands, induces, or otherwise endeavors to persuade such other person to engage in such conduct, shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half of the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the crime solicited, or both; or if the crime solicited is punishable by life imprisonment or death, shall be imprisoned for not more than twenty years.

        1. I have taken my oath numerous times, both in the military and as an investigator, to support and defend the Constitution, not any political party and no one individual. You, on the other hand, support violating free speech, violating the Second Amendment, violating Freedom of Religion and support for unlawful imprisonment. It is YOU, that is the traitor!

    1. The democrat party and their leftist allies mercilessly crushed conservatives day after day for over four years, called anyone that disagreed with them “racists and NAZIS” and now you want unity? Your hypocrisy knows no bounds and YOU CAN GO TO HELL!

        1. KUTV has confirmed a Utah man involved in violent protests in Utah this Spring was in D.C & stormed the Capitol amid violent protests.
          @JimSpiewak
          spoke to him. The story on 2 News at 10. His most often used hashtags: #blm #antifa #burn #fuckthesystem #abolishthepolice #fucktrump

        1. 18 U.S. Code § 373 – Solicitation to commit a crime of violence: Whoever, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against property or against the person of another in violation of the laws of the United States, and under circumstances strongly corroborative of that intent, solicits, commands, induces, or otherwise endeavors to persuade such other person to engage in such conduct, shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half of the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the crime solicited, or both; or if the crime solicited is punishable by life imprisonment or death, shall be imprisoned for not more than twenty years.

        2. What do you know about patriotism? Your sorry leftist ass never served, I did, 20 plus years in the Army, to include a combat tour. All you do is sit behind mommies laptop and rant racist remarks and call anyone you disagree with, NAZI’s.

          1. You’re a punk and a coward. Not to mention a traitor and seditionist. That’s all you are. A human piece of shit who was lucky enough to keep his paltry pension after being discharged for misconduct involving the use of a firearm. Plain white trash like the scum that entered the Capitol.

    2. Home | Politics
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      Gaetz, Other Republicans Suggest Antifa Behind Capitol Violence
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      Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addresses the crowd of supporters of President Donald Trump during a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack via AP)
      By Theodore Bunker | Thursday, 07 January 2021 11:07 AM

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      Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and other Republicans are claiming, without evidence, that the violent riots at the Capitol on Wednesday were instigated by members of antifa, and not supporters of President Donald Trump.

      “I don’t know if the reports are true, but The Washington Times has just reported some pretty compelling evidence from a facial recognition company that some of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters, they were masquerading as Trump supporters, and in fact were members of the violent terrorist group antifa,” Gaetz said on Wednesday night, after Congress resumed its session.

  1. Yesterday we saw how a group of normally law abiding people can turn into a mob. I understand how some of them feel, but once mob mentality takes over, you are no longer demonstrating. I believe the vote was rigged by mail in ballots and corrupt voting machines too. I don’t know why that officer chose her to shoot, or if he just shot into the mob, but it was an unlawful mob at that point. I believe that it will be rules a justified shoot.

    1. New footage out. She was murdered. She was unarmed, albeit standing on something banging on a door. The area was surrounded by armed law enforcement. They were seconds away from securing the area but the agent murdered her anyway. I use the word murder even knowing that she was seen with Antifa agitators and was possibly on the “other side” and paid Soros actor.

      1. DEVELOPING: UTAH MAN INVOLVED IN VIOLENT PROTESTS IN UTAH THIS SPRING WAS IN D.C & STORMED THE CAPITOL AMID VIOLENT PROTESTS
        His most often used hashtags: #blm #antifa #burn #fuckthesystem #abolishthepolice #fucktrump

        1. KUTV has confirmed a Utah man involved in violent protests in Utah this Spring was in D.C & stormed the Capitol amid violent protests.
          @JimSpiewak
          spoke to him. The story on 2 News at 10. His most often used hashtags: #blm #antifa #burn #fuckthesystem #abolishthepolice #fucktrump

      2. BLM activist inside Capitol building claims he was ‘documenting’ event: WASHINGTON — An anti-Trump activist who once said he wanted to “rip” the president out of office entered the Capitol Building Wednesday alongside a mob of pro-Trump protesters, but he said he was just there to “document” it. “There’s this narrative going around right now that Antifa was the people there causing the riots, causing the tension, they were the only people breaking into the Capitol, and I wanted to be able to tell a part of history and show that that was anything but the case,” John Sullivan, the founder of Utah-based Insurgence USA, told Fox News Thursday. nsurgence USA describes itself as “the revolution.” It began protesting “racial injustice in policing” last year following the custodial death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

  2. I see all the sore losers are out today, making excuses and spouting misinformation. Typical. Some things never change. You lost, you took a pounding, but you are not big enough to work with the system. tRump was not qualified to be president – he does not have the ethics, the brains nor the personality for the job. If you are still all into his policies and politics do not call yourself a patriot. You are nothing more than an ignorant dumbass who loves tRump, not the USA. Now, shut up and go hibernate and let the country heal, you bunch of dumbasses.

    1. The democrat party and their leftist allies mercilessly crushed conservatives day after day for over four years, called anyone that disagreed with them “racists and NAZIS” and now you want unity? Your hypocrisy knows no bounds and YOU CAN GO TO HELL! You are the problem!

    2. You take this long rant to say absolutely nothing. To say he Trump had no ethics is to ignore the middle east peace deal, ignore his attack on big pharm. Just cause you call people names and insults doesn’t make you right at ALL. You sound like a 5th grader that learned the word fvck. Use some real arguments instead of your racist emotions, cause being racist against white people is still racism

  3. We should return the “decency” your party has promoted for the last four years.

    No member of your upcoming administration or supporters should have peace in public. Gather crowds and tell them they are not welcome here. ( Maxine Walters )

    Should I go on the with the mile long list?

  4. angry mike from Arizona, such thin skin to go along with your traitorous way of living. In this country all men are equal. You must have not taken one civic class, not studied Thomas Jefferson, not read an LBJ biography, not taken US or Texas history. You are just an illiterate spouting off hate you heard on POX or wherever you get your cliches from. Go back to 1st grade and educate yourself, idiot.

      1. So the best you can do is call me a tranny and unemployed? I would much rather be a tranny than be you, if I was a tranny. No shame in being a tranny. As far as unemployed, you know nothing about me, on the other hand I know what you are – a vile loser who does not care that my country was under siege by tRumpsters. You are no patriot. You are a tRumpster dumpster. FY

  5. You tell em Cara!! Take the dumb ass, uninformed, delusional fuckhead Mike across your Lap and beat the Shit out of him with a Leather Belt. Serves him right for being such a Gullible idiot. His parents put clothes on his back, gave him a roof over his head, and sent him to school. But for what?? He still turned out to be an ignorant, clueless Idiot. You can to take a Horse to Water, but you can’t Make him Drink!!!

      1. Fuck off ,Mike. Now you want to fight a woman?? This is a Comment Section not a Fucking Bar where you are used to fighting with anyone who calls out your Bullshit!! If you can’t stand the Heat stay the Fuck out of the Kitchen, ASSWIPE!!

  6. Ted Cruz, the shame of all Canadian, and American Hispanics!! Harvard educated Fool!! He is just another political troll with the Soul of a Lackey. Just a little man making a lot of noise to justify his uneventful existence. Ho, hum. PINCHE COCONUT(brown on the outside, but white inside).

      1. I copied and pasted his multiple solitications for murder, to include the one against an Otero County Commissioner to my old Group Supervisor (GS). We have FEEBS in our building, and he passed them to the FEEBS.

    1. 18 U.S. Code § 373 – Solicitation to commit a crime of violence: Whoever, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against property or against the person of another in violation of the laws of the United States, and under circumstances strongly corroborative of that intent, solicits, commands, induces, or otherwise endeavors to persuade such other person to engage in such conduct, shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half of the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the crime solicited, or both; or if the crime solicited is punishable by life imprisonment or death, shall be imprisoned for not more than twenty years.

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