Ted Cruz Hid In Supply Closet ‘Stacked With Chairs’ During Jan 6 Attack: Report
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Cruz, who opposed the certification of the 2020 election results, hid in “a supply closet with stacked chairs” during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol that he, in part, incited.
The revelation was made by Cruz himself in his new book Justice Corrupted: How the Left Weaponized Our Legal System, Newsweek reports.
Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, in an effort to stop Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election from being certified.
That day, one Trump supporter was shot dead by police and dozens of officers were injured in the violence as members of Congress were rushed to an undisclosed secure location on site.
Cruz describes the day’s events in his new book saying: “Toward the end of our two-hour session, as Senator James Lankford from Oklahoma was speaking, there was a commotion from outside the [Senate] chamber.
“Suddenly, Capitol Police officers rushed in and hastily escorted the vice president off the dais. Shortly thereafter, we paused the proceedings. In the fog of the confusion, it was difficult to tell what exactly was happening. We were informed that a riot had broken out and that rioters were attempting to violently breach the Capitol building.
“At first, Capitol Police instructed us to remain on the Senate floor. And so we did. Then, a few minutes later, they instructed us to evacuate rapidly.”
Cruz said Senators were led to a “secure location” where “tempers were high” with several Senators “blaming us explicitly for the violence that was occurring.”
At that point, Cruz claims that he “assembled our coalition in a supply closet with stacked chairs to discuss what we should do next.”
“Several members of the group argued that in the face of the riot, we should suspend our objections and vote to certify the election. I understood the sentiment. But I vehemently disagreed with it. I urged my colleagues that the course of action we were advocating was the right and principled one.”
After Congress reconvened, Cruz, along with five other Republican Senators, voted against certifying the presidential election result from Arizona. He also opposed certifying the Pennsylvania result, along with six GOP colleagues, despite their claims of election fraud being repeatedly rejected by courts and independent polling experts.
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