Republican Senator Ted Cruz seems very confused about the definition of violence. In an interview on Sunday, he called “violent” peaceful pro-choice protesters who stood outside the homes of Supreme Court justices. But when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the January 6 attack on the Capitol a “violent insurrection,” Cruz firmly disagreed.
Crowds of activists opposed the Supreme Court vote to overthrow it Roe v. calf – News broken when someone leaked a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito – have gathered outside the homes of Justice Bret Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts to voice their opposition. But reports from the scene have shown that around 100 protesters marched peacefully from Kavanaugh’s home to Robert’s home and have reported no incidents of violence.
— Rafael Sanchez-Cruz (@rafasanchezcruz) May 7, 2022
In a Sunday interview with Maria Bartiromo, Cruz attempted to portray these activists as violent. “Now they’re embracing mob violence to get their partisan outcome,” Cruz said, not of the Jan. 6 mob but of the pro-choice protesters.
Cruz: Now they are embracing mob violence to achieve their partisan outcome pic.twitter.com/78jKsA2Lpb
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The senator went on to say that Americans are “sharply divided” on the abortion issue. But according to a CNN poll just a few months ago, seven out of 10 Americans don’t want that Roe v. calf overturned.
Later in the interview, Cruz claimed without a shred of evidence that the leak came from “almost certainly one of the 12 court clerks who work for the three liberal judges.” So while Cruz is opposed to people gathering outside judges’ homes, he has no problem singleing out the clerks who work for Democratic president-appointed judges.
But it’s clear that all of Cruz’s romp is acting. He is aware that these are peaceful pro-choice protests, just as he once knew and admitted that January 6th was indeed violent, calling the events of January 6th a “violent terrorist attack”. But when that truth became politically damaging, Lyin’ Ted backed down, insisting there was no violence in the people fighting their way past police lines to storm the US Capitol, and vowing to save lawmakers’ lives take.
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