Houston’s NBC News affiliate reports:
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, sources tell KXAN. Cruz defended President Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and volunteered to argue Texas’ failed lawsuit challenging election results in four battleground states before the Supreme Court.
Calls for Cruz to resign mounted in the week since rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol after Cruz called on his colleagues to object to certifying the Electoral College vote. He said an emergency audit of the election was necessary to restore public confidence in the electoral process, though there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
There are reports today that @tedcruz will attend the inauguration. I urge you to watch this video – as 8.1 million other Americans have – and ask you to reconsider.
Cruz attending would normalize his incitement of domestic terrorism. https://t.co/5YD65U5gVu
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) January 15, 2021