\Ted Cruz – a man who has reportedly shown interest is challenging Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican nomination – has not found himself with the entirety of the MAGA Movement breathing down his neck.
The reason for Cruz’s sudden unpopularity among the Trump faithful comes after the Texas Senator made a rather forceful comment describing the nature of the storming of the Capitol one year ago.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson lambasted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday for the unforgivable sin of calling the Capitol insurrection a “violent terrorist attack,” accusing the ultra-conservative lawmaker of “repeating the talking points that Merrick Garland has written.”
Cruz, one of eight GOP senators who objected to the certification of President Joe Biden’s election on Jan. 6, 2021, drew the wrath of the MAGA faithful on Wednesday when he described the storming of the U.S. Capitol in stark terms.
“We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week,” Cruz said in a Senate Rules Committee hearing. “And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol, where we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery, risk their lives for the Capitol.”
And Carlson wasn’t the only one furious with the Lone Star lawmaker.
— Cassandra MacDonald (@CassandraRules) January 5, 2022
Ted Cruz caved.
Imagine what Kevin McCarthy will do.
— John – Naturally Immune – Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 6, 2022
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) January 6, 2022
Who got to Ted Cruz? pic.twitter.com/KiMAimcnbi
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 6, 2022
Cruz had long been a fairly content supporter of Donald Trump, but it seems as though this latest conjecture may have cost him his MAGA credentials.