If it wasn’t already abundantly clear that Ted Cruz will never be President of the United States, it certainly is now.
Today marks the one year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol and the rumored 2024 presidential contender is being ripped to shreds by members of his own party for calling the deadly siege a “terrorist attack.”
Cruz used the term yesterday while speaking at a Senate Rules Committee hearing about the security failures that made it possible for the MAGA militia (which he supported, BTW) to storm the building.
Related: Josh Hawley is getting trolled hard on the eve of the January 6 anniversary
“It is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol,” Cruz said, “where we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery, risk their lives to defend the men and women who served in this Capitol.”
Cruz, a staunch Trump supporter, despite the ex-president calling his wife ugly on Twitter, was one of eight Republican senators who voted to object to the Electoral College results. This made him a hero among many conservatives. Until now.
Related: Chris Cuomo asks Ted Cruz why he keeps supporting Donald Trump after he “called your wife ugly”
Last night, Fox News conspiracy theorist Tucker Carlson was absolutely outraged by the antigay senator’s choice of words.
“Of all the things January 6 was, it was definitely not a violent terrorist attack,” he said. It wasn’t an insurrection. Was it a riot? Sure. It was not a violent terrorist attack. Sorry. So why are you telling us it was, Ted Cruz?”
This was followed by a barrage of angry tweets from other right wingnuts…
Here's a video of Ted Cruz today referring to January 6th as a "violent terrorist attack on the Capitol".
— John D • (@RedWingGrips) January 5, 2022
Well, Ted Cruz can kiss his Presidential hopes and dreams goodbye. It’s never a good idea to refer to your constituents as terrorists. ?
— Julia (@Jules31415) January 5, 2022
Why is Ted Cruz such a coward that he just bowed to the liberal mob and called January 6th a “terrorist attack”?
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) January 6, 2022
Hey Ted Cruz, the only violent terrorist attack that occurred on January 6th was Michael Byrd shot and killed unarmed Airforce Veteran Ashli Babbitt!
— Shellie Ratliff (@Shellie_Ratliff) January 6, 2022
Sigh. Ted Cruz the latest one to fold. Called January 6th a "violent terrorist attack" today…
How do those woke points feel @tedcruz
— Shawn Farash ?? (@Shawn_Farash) January 5, 2022
Ted Cruz calls J6 a “violent terrorist attack” today. WTF?
His political career needs to END.
— Angie Blackburn (@angieblackburn) January 5, 2022
Hey @tedcruz meet Ashli Babbitt… Ashli was not a terrorist. ?? pic.twitter.com/T3eGKB3inS
— Gunther Eagleman L.E.O. Retired (@GuntherEagleman) January 6, 2022
I don’t demand 100% agreement from my leaders. I can – and often do – disagree on some issues and still support them. But calling patriotic Americans “terrorists” isn’t a mere policy difference. That’s where we part ways. Ted Cruz is relegated to Lindsey Graham status.
— Eric Matheny ? (@EricMMatheny) January 6, 2022
Is this grandmother a “terrorist” too, @tedcruz?
You fraud. pic.twitter.com/f9hIdXK88b
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 6, 2022
Ted Cruz was told by his big donors to call us terrorists and to praise the Capitol police. He's a puppet who's broke with ambitions.
— Shaun Humphrey (@ShaunHumphrey65) January 6, 2022
Last month, Cruz, who barely won his Senate reelection campaign in 2018, said he’s considering another bid for the White House.
“Absolutely,” he told The Truth Gazette when asked about a potential run. “In a heartbeat.”
“You know, I ran in 2016. It was the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. We had a very crowded field. We had 17 candidates in the race — a very strong field. And I ended up placing second.”
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
it’s always kind of fun when they accidentally tell the truth. he’ll be in florida kissing the ring in 3,2,….
Yeah you got that right!
All this article really does is highlight the scum who supported the 1/6 insurrection.
it was hardly an insurrection.
Dr. John is full of shit and needs to be dismissed. Anyone who supports the GQP in any way is a traitor to America and the GBLT+ community.
It was an insurrection and attempted coup to overthrow the legitimate US election, with some participants calling for the elected Vice President of the US to be hanged, and thus the treasonous organizers and perpetrators should be charged and convicted with severity.
Ted’s mantra is,
“I will not be ignored!”
what does this returd have to do with a gay agenda?
watch your mouth
DrJohn you can use your mouth to bite me
DrJohn is just another right wing Trump loving turd who trolls Gays sites.
Half the time right wingers tried to say it was an antifa mob violently attacking the Capitol, the other half they’re saying it was a bunch of patriotic tourists just out for a day of fun.
They’re waiting for Herr Trump to tell them how to think. They have no brains.
He wasn’t born in America so he never had a chance.
Not correct. Because his mother was born in Delaware, and both of his parents were American citizens AND his parents were living temporarily in Canada when he was born, he squeaks by. Had his parents been Canadian citizens and permanently relocated to Canada at the time of his birth, he would not be eligible. Sadly, the sorry bastard gets by.
May God have mercy on our souls if he was to be elected.
Old sweaty Teddy won’t ever see the private quarters of the WH.. His ah shucks, Texas banter might work in the Lone Star state, but he just parrots Donald’s crazy, made up conspiracy B.S.- it is amusing to watch the videos from 2015 where they all call “The Donald” a lying, scandelous, uninformormed rube. Then once the Orange One squeaks into office, they suddenly do a 180- It’s both funny and very sad to see all these guys after they’ve sold their souls just so they can keep their jobs! I don’t know how they can look at themselves in the mirror- This is the start of the implosion of the GOP- The similarities of Trump and Hitler are scary.. They both are dedicated grandiose narcissists, able to enthrall the crowd while lying the whole time. Like Hitler in 1933, Trump tried the same techniques to try to stay in power and increase their power base. Hitler had the Reischtag burned, Trump just called up his “true believers” and worked them up into a frenzy before sending them to the Capitol. And even though he told them he’d be leading them there, he of course lied and went to the closest big screen TV and watched it wiith delight! Refusing to call off the rioters- Despite nearly all of his staff and numerous GOP pundits calling on him to put a stop to it. But of course, he had no desire of doing anything, except watch these people who bought into his lies & crazy conspiriacies to attack the Capitol, chanting; “Hang Mike Pence!” All because Pence followed the law and did his job as expected. I am not worried about the Trumper running in 2024- As it’s hard to run a campaign from a jail cell- At least the orange jump suit will go1 with his freakish hair! Teddy meanwhile will go down with the ship when people finally get tired of “The Donald” and focus on someone new. He blew his chances when he took off the Cancun, while all his neighbors suffered in the cold. Texans are a forgiving bunch for the most part, but to turn tail in the middle of a serious crisis.. Yeah, I think Teddy has reached his summit career wise. Me, I’d vote for Matthew McConaughey if I were there- At least he knows how to tell the truth, and hasn’t sold his soul in a desperate attempt to hold onto his power. Look at the last actor who got into politics.. And for all his faults, Ronald Reagan was at least competent- And was able to lead our nation through a series of changes. And in terms of GOP Presidents from the last 50 years, he was one of the best. We all need to pray that someone comes to the forefront to replace Trump, someone who at least understands how government works- And isn’t a pathalogical liar. Of all the individuals on earth, our President needs to be basically honest and isn’t preoccupied with all the deals and scams he can pull off.. Biden isn’t the most dynamic person, but at least he’s basically a good man, who is doing everything he can to improve the conditions of the middle class. Something that has almost disappeared.. The top 1% own as much or more than the lower 50%. That’s not a healthy economic situation. A living wage, guaranteed medical care, and family support like child care are all the normal in the majority of the leading nations, European & Scandinavian countries in particular. Their longivity stats are up to 10 years more on average vs the US. Their crime rate is a fraction of our’s- Their standard of living is higher, and the education and training of the populace are way ahead of us. I’m not wanting to relocate to Sweden or Denmark, but America could easily adopt the programs and supports needed and go from the 17th nation to the top 5. As it is currently, this is just wishful thinking.. Our country is more devided, more radicalized, and close minded.. I just pray that we don’t have a second civil war- With that, I will close. Thank you if you actually read all this! I appreciate it!
I’m surprised he’s not on the first flight to Cancun
He is such a LYING F UCKING, Scumbag, A. S. S. HOLE! And those are my kind words for him.
angry much ? watch your mouth
I cannot imagine Cruzy Woozy running for anything other than running away to Cancun!
He can’t be president – he was born in Canada. Calgary to be exact. He probably doesn’t even like Hockey. (it actually depends of your interpretation of “natural born citizen” )
This is incorrect. He was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father while the family was living temporarily in Canada. He has dual citizenship because he was physically born in Canada but he bare skirts the citizenship rule. It was hashed out in the 2016 election when he ran in the primaries. Sadly, he can run.
Well, they were terrorists so he’s actually right. Guess he misspoke.
It’s amazing that there are still so many people defending what happened on January 6, as well as creeps like Tucker Carlson who continue to enable them.
Ashli Babbitt died not because she was a patriot, or a peaceful demonstrator, she died because she was an insurrectionist and an American terrorist. 150 officers injured, 5 people dead and a million dollars in damage. Just an average day in Capital tourism.
Had the coup attempters been mostly Democrats, or Black, or Latinxs, or Asian Americans, or Indigenous people, and caused all that death and destruction, they’d not only have been mostly shot and killed but there’d be calls for them to be hanged. It is only because these are far-right Don the Con lovers that there’s any quibble about the right “language” with which to describe their violent, treasonous coup. Their leader, the lying, treasonous, corrupt psychopath Don the Con, should be the main one being tried and convicted for urging them, and numerous others, to subvert the will of the American people and overthrow an election he lost by 7 million popular votes and a sizable margin of Electoral College votes.
Sister Bertha Bedderthanyu
I’ve seen the classic version of the Manchurian Candidate (Lawrence Harvey, Angela Lansbury) and remember the part in the movie where she is telling her son Ramon Shaw that at the moment the candidate says “give me liberty” he was to shoot him thru the head. Of course that isnt what happened and he ended up shooting her and her stooge of a husband instead and then killed himself. My comparison to that movie and what happened on Jan 6th, 2021 is the timing of the storming of the halls of congress on that day. It seems hard to believe it was a coincidence that he, Cruz, just happened to be the speaker at the time the doors were being breached. I have no doubt there was some sort of announcement that either he or Rubio of Florida was suppose to make in support of the coup. Rubio had more or less just finished when Cruz spoke. Those two claim to have tortured relatives in Cuba, anticommunist this and that but yet they both supported an obvious lie they knew no proof existed to back up. He and Rubio are paid Cuban agents and I’m going to my grave with that belief. All of that b/s they both preached and promoted is text book examples of how to destabilize a legitimate government and no one seems to have caught just what they sure as hell were up to. The coup fell thru and both of them grabbed their panties and ran for the door. I would like to see video footage of their facial expressions and actions and movements during the siege. Were they patiently waiting for Pence to be grabbed and killed or kidnapped and one of them would declare they were in charge now?
Unfortunately I am represented by this guy… and I’m using the word represented very loosely as he in no way represents what I believe in.
Ted Cruz is self serving, not in the ay that all politicians are self serving but in the way that everything he does is calculated and meant to further himself. As mentioned in the article, he plans to run for POTUS again and the biggest obstacle in his way is Trump. Jan 6 is Cruz’s best shot at weakening Trump and he Cruz is going to exploit that as it serves his own interests. It’s easy to make fun of Cruz and the guy practically begs for it but he is no idiot and underestimating him is a mistake.