Sen. Ted Cruz played the Republican victim card for being asked whether he still believes Arizona’s 2020 election results were fraudulent.
October 9, 2022

It speaks volumes that a U.S. senator would make claims that the last presidential election was stolen and then dismiss a question about his beliefs as “a joke.” But that’s where Cruz and his MAGA cronies are these days.

While Cruz was campaigning in Arizona for fellow election deniers Blake Masters, a U.S. Senate candidate, and Kari Lake, running for governor, he was approached by Tim Miller, for Showtime’s The Circus.

Miller asked Cruz if he still disputes Arizona's 2020 presidential election results given that audits, the Republican governor, the Republican senate president and the Republican speaker of the house have all said the election was fair.

“Do you disagree with [Gov.] Ducey and agree with Blake Masters and Kari Lake?” Miller asked.

A smarmy smile appeared on Cruz’s face. Instead of answering the question, he attacked Miller. “There’s a reason the media’s a joke,” Cruz said. “Because questions like that – please, let’s have one Republican fight with another Republican.”

As if denying a presidential election is “just politics.”

Cruz, who is a senator from Texas, went on to lecture about Arizona voters: “Let me tell you what the people of Arizona care about, that we have the highest inflation in the country in the Phoenix area. What the people of Arizona care about is they can’t afford to put food on the table, they can’t afford to fill their car. What the people of Arizona care about is the murder rates that are out of control. What the people of Arizona care about –”

Miller interrupted. “Did they or did they not vote for Joe Biden?” He pressed.

Cruz continued pretending that a question about the foundation of our democracy was merely partisan politics “I know that you believe your job is to be a shill for the Democrats,” he sneered. “I don’t care about your political agenda. … You’re being a hack.”

Cruz knows the election was not stolen. And he refuses to admit it because it would be bad for MAGA power. Worse, he’s willing to undermine American democracy for the sake of it.

He is worse than a hack.

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