From the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle:
In Texas, we have our share of politicians who peddle wild conspiracy theories and reckless rhetoric aiming to inflame. Think U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert’s “terror baby” diatribes or his nonsensical vow not to wear a face mask until after he got COVID, which he promptly did.
This editorial board tries to hold such shameful specimens to account. But we reserve special condemnation for the perpetrators among them who are of sound mind and considerable intellect — those who should damn well know better.
None more than U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz, it should also be noted, knew exactly whose presidency he was defending. That of a man he called in 2016 a “narcissist,” a “pathological liar” and “utterly amoral.”
Read the full editorial.
“U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz lied to Americans about widespread voter fraud that never existed,” the Editorial Board writes. “He should resign and deliver Texans from the shame of calling him our senator.” https://t.co/WzHyZ8xolH
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) January 9, 2021
Houston Chronicle to Ted Cruz:
“those terrorists wouldn’t have been at the Capitol if you hadn’t staged this absurd challenge
“We’re done w/drama, opportunism, cynical scheming that has now cost American lives
“Resign and deliver TX from the shame of calling you our senator”
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 9, 2021