January 6, 2021/Media, Press

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Indicted Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton are Snivelling Cowards, Incite Right-Wing Terrorists to Storm the Capitol and Attempt to Overthrow the Will of the American People

Cruz and Paxton Embarrass Texas Yet Again, a Simple Reminder that Paxton is up for Reelection in 2022 and Cruz in 2024

Austin, Texas — Today, Ted Cruz continued his embarrassing, dangerous attempt to overthrow the will of the people despite the fact that Joe Biden won the election handily. Meanwhile, Indicted Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke at a rally of traitors where he incited violence and enabled right-wing terrorists to storm the Capitol building.

Cruz and Paxton are part of a long line of Texas Republicans who refuse to accept the election results and are fighting tooth and nail to disenfranchise 81 million American voters. Today, several House Texas Republicans joined Cruz in objecting to the results.

The consequences of Cruz’s actions are severe, with the Capitol building stormed by right-wing terrorists and Cruz and Paxton supporters attacking police officers.

This is not America. This is not what our Democracy stands for. 

Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Abhi Rahman issued the following statement:

“Instead of fighting for $2000 checks for Texans in need, Ted Cruz, Ken Paxton, and Texas House Republicans are attempting to overthrow the will of the people to score points with their violent base. Now, Washington DC is in chaos and a violent minority are emboldened to act out as violently and dangerously as possible.

“What’s happening across our country is disgusting. Texans are sick of this nonsense. In Texas, we know a straight shooter when we see one. We know that Ted Cruz and Ken Paxton both know that Joe Biden won this election, yet they are deciding to score points with their violent base in a cynical attempt to garner extremist, right-wing support. A reminder for all Texans: Indicted Ken Paxton and the Coward Ted Cruz are up for reelection in 2022 and 2024 respectively. The work to defeat both of them starts now. Our republic, our ability to improve the lives of Texans, and our very safety depends on it.”