Last Updated on January 7, 2021
After previously saying voter fraud in Georgia must be eradicated, and warning that Democrats would try to steal the January 5 election just as they did the November 3 election, Sen. Ted Cruz refused to object to the – in his estimation – illegal electoral votes assigned from the state.
While campaigning for former-Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who also betrayed President Donald Trump after pledging to support him during her failed bid to retain her seat, Cruz warned that Democrats committed fraud in Georgia on November 3, and were on track to do it again January 5.
However, this did not motivate Cruz to attempt to right this wrong when the joint session of Congress resumed after Wednesday’s mostly peaceful protest.
After previously promising that he – along with 10 other senators – would object to the states contested by President Trump, Cruz was notably silent as the Georgia Electoral College votes were confirmed.
This comes as the majority of senators who said they would back President Trump, with the notable exceptions of Sens. Josh Hawley and Rick Scott, have abandoned the President, as National File reported would happen in the days leading up to January 6.
It also comes as multiple elected officials from both parties call on Vice President Mike Pence – who also betrayed President Trump in the Electoral College vote this morning, potentially sparking the Capitol protest – to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office by force.
It remains to be seen if any Republicans are still aligned with the President, and whether his presidency will survive the week.