Cruz Pushes Back Against Critics Calling for His Arrest Over Election Audit

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Sunday responded to criticism over his plan to challenge the electoral college results on Jan. 6 unless an emergency 10-day audit to assess election fraud allegations takes place.

Cruz and 10 other senators announced their intention to challenge Electoral College votes from contested states over concerns that the 2020 election “featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations, and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities.”

The senator from the Lone Star State said in a recent interview that after the senators made the announcement, Democrats began urging that Cruz “should be arrested and tried for the crimes of sedition and treason.”

“Well, listen, I think everyone needs to calm down. I think we need to tone down the rhetoric,” Cruz told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo. “This is already a volatile situation. It’s like a tinderbox and throwing lit matches into it.”

He said the “hyperbole” and “angry language” used to respond to his statement was “not helpful” and that it was Congress’s responsibility to look at the allegations in order to restore trust in the democratic processes for the future. Read more…

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