SAN ANTONIO – As U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz continues to see blowback from Wednesday’s revolt on the U.S. Capitol, a Republican lawmaker from San Antonio has urged him to “cease embarrassing himself.”
Texas Rep. Lyle Larson on Sunday tweeted fierce criticism aimed toward Cruz, who challenged election outcomes and embraced President Donald Trump’s calls to reject President-elect Joe Biden’s victory even after the lethal violence.
“If Ted Cruz was a good friend of mine could be obligated to inform him to close the #%€¥ up,” Larson mentioned in a tweet, including that he met him twice and “by no means actually cared a lot for him.”
Larson additionally mentioned Cruz “nonetheless must be quiet and cease embarrassing himself, his household and our state.”
“Just a few others from Texas ought to be part of him,” he mentioned.
If Ted Cruz was a good friend of mine could be obligated to inform him to close the #%€¥ up. Met him twice and by no means actually cared a lot for him. Saying that..he nonetheless must be quiet and cease embarrassing himself, his household and our state. Just a few others from Texas ought to be part of him.
— Lyle Larson (@RepLyleLarson) January 11, 2021
Cruz was amongst 16 Texans in Congress who nonetheless voted to object to the electoral faculty rely primarily based on unsubstantiated fraud claims introduced by Trump.
Since Wednesday, Texas Democrats together with U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro have referred to as for Cruz’s resignation.
Throughout a information convention Friday, Biden stopped wanting calling for Cruz’s resignation however mentioned Cruz and one other Republican senator, Josh Hawley of Missouri, ought to be voted out.
“I feel the American public has an actual good clear have a look at who they’re,” the president-elect mentioned, in keeping with the Texas Tribune. “They’re a part of the massive lie, the massive lie.”
Cruz has dismissed the requires resignation, telling ABC 13 in Houston final week that Texas Democrats are benefiting from the revolt.
He additionally advised NBCDFW that Trump was performing irresponsibly, including that whereas he thinks the “criminals” ought to be held accountable for his or her actions, the president’s phrases had been “reckless” and “dangerous.”
A Capitol police officer died and an officer fatally shot a lady within the mob. Three different individuals died from medical emergencies in the course of the chaos on Capitol Hill.
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