One of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) top staffers resigned this week after the Republican lawmaker encouraged the riots that took place at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday.
According to Punchbowl News, Cruz communications director Lauren Blair Bianchi resigned this week, just days after deadly riots shook the Capitol and left five people dead.
One source told the publication that Cruz’s failed attempt to overturn the election in favor of Donald Trump played a big role in Bianchi’s decision to leave.
“Since the election it was becoming clear things were moving in a direction that she was not comfortable with and that culminated with last week’s tragedy at the Capitol,” the source said.
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This is not the first Cruz ally to abandon the senator after his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, as longtime ally Chad Sweet said earlier this week that he must be denounced for his efforts at blocking President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
“I made it clear to Senator Cruz, whom I have known for years, before the Joint Session of Congress, that if he proceeded to object to the Electoral count of the legitimate slates of delegates certified by the States, I could no longer support him,” he said.