Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has been receiving a lot of backlash for pushing Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories about the 2020 election that led to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
This week, a video emerged of a rioter inside the Capitol praising the Texas Republican and claiming that he would want them to do what they were doing.
In video of the attack that has been released by The New Yorker, a man can be seen looking through a binder on the Senate floor and saying of Cruz, “Look, ‘objection to counting the electoral votes of the State of Arizona.’ He was gonna sell us out all along.”
But a man in a red MAGA hat rose to Cruz’ defense, telling the rioter, “Wait no, that’s a good thing! That’s a good thing! He’s with us, he’s with us.”
The two men in the video can be seen continuing to look through the binder on the Senate floor, and one of them said, “There’s gotta be something in here we can fucking use against these scumbags. This is a good one, him and Hawley or whatever. Hawley, Cruz.”
The other man responded, “Hawley, Cruz? I think Cruz would want us to do this…. So, I think we’re good.”
You can see the video clip below:
Luke Mogelson, a veteran war correspondent, followed the rioters inside the Capitol on Jan 6. and captured the clearest video of what was happening inside that we’ve seen so far https://t.co/I9t8yC1x9i pic.twitter.com/deLvtRG3RX
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 17, 2021