We all know Democrats have totally distorted the events of January 6, 2021. On that day, a group of supposed Trump supporters (and possibly others) rioted in and around the Capitol Building. It was an ugly and stupid event that resulted in a few lost lives. But if you were to ask Democrats, this group of disorganized and angry idiots was executing a planned “insurrection.”
Democrats even today are using what happened as a means to push their political agenda. They claim that Trump was behind this attempt to “overthrow” our government. Excuse me, if that was true, then what the hell were those hundreds of riots that destroy numerous cities over the Summer of 2020? It seemed there were attempted insurrections going on, in Portland, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis.
But let’s not talk about that. Most Republicans have strongly opposed the left’s narrative about the day. Except for, it seems, Ted Cruz. The stalwart conservative and strong liberal critic seemed to have drunken the left’s Kool-Aid. Because he actually called the riot a “violent terrorist attack.” Oh, he took flack for that one.
“We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week. And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol,” Cruz claimed.
Many Republicans reacted to the statement with derision and suggested Cruz was betraying the Republican Party, though Cruz has tried to dig himself out from his statement.
Sebastian Gorka suggested that Cruz has become compromised. “Who got to Ted Cruz,” he tweeted.
Jim Hanson said Cruz is helping the Left “abuse state power & shut down dissent.”
“There were ZERO terrorists involved,” he added about the riot…
Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed Cruz for representing a weak Republican Party. “What the hell’s going on here?” he asked. [Source: Breitbart]
It’s pretty odd that a senator like Cruz, who long has opposed the left’s agenda, would say this. Nobody is denying the Capitol Riot was terrible—and that the people involved went way too far. Nobody is denying that it was wrong and criminal. But to accuse regular Americans of being involved in a “violent terrorist attack” is just playing into the left’s hands.
We all know that Democrats have mistreated, even abused, people arrested over the event. It seems like they are treating them as political prisoners, subjecting them to harsh conditions in prison and denying them basic care. One defendant was released, after it came out prison guards denied him his cancer treatments. All because Democrats claim these misguided Americans were “domestic terrorists.”
Is Cruz agreeing with the ugly slander from socialists who want to erode our democracy? Why would he make this claim—and before the entire country? One commenter said that Cruz didn’t “specify who the terrorists” were. Was he suggesting something other than the obvious? We can’t be sure. But the Republican is now trying to backtrack, as he gets burned in this hot water.
Author: Joe Thompson