Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is facing intense calls for his resignation, told ABC13 exclusively that his intent to oppose Joe Biden’s electoral win was based on legality and to fight voter fraud.
In his first interview since the U.S. Capitol was under unprecedented siege by President Donald Trump’s supporters, Cruz also insisted that he did not agree and has never agreed with the sitting president’s rhetoric that fired up the chaos and left four people dead on Wednesday.
“The president’s language and rhetoric often goes too far. I think, yesterday in particular, the president’s language and rhetoric crossed the line and it was reckless. I disagree with it, and I have disagreed with the president’s language and rhetoric for the last four years,” Cruz said.
Ted Cruz actually just had the nerve to say, “I have disagreed with the president’s language and rhetoric the last four years.”
You have got to be kidding me. pic.twitter.com/lDDqzmK5GS
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) January 8, 2021