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Ted Cruz Gets Hit With Blowback For Fundraising Email Claiming The FBI Orchestrated January 6

You probably recall that back during the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump routinely insulted Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz and members of his family, insinuating that Cruz’s wife, Heidi, was ugly compared to Melania Trump and that his Cuban-born father had played a role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Cruz was outraged by those attacks on his family, but later paid homage to Trump at the Republican National Convention and has been a subservient lapdog for the Donald ever since.

As a matter of fact, Cruz has now adopted Trump’s tactics and is trying to raise money from a conspiracy theory that has been circulating all over right-wing media suggesting that the FBI planned and carried out the January 6 attack on the U.S.Capitol.

David Corn of Mother Jones reports:

A few days ago, Cruz sent out a fundraising email embracing the right-wing crackpot notion that the insurrectionist January 6 attack on the US Capitol was orchestrated by the FBI or another government agency. Hardcore Trumpists, most notably Fox host Tucker Carlson, have pushed the fact-free idea that the Deep State engineered the assault on Congress to discredit Trump and his political movement. And Cruz has rushed to the front of the loony train. 

The email reads:

Did ANY FBI agents or confidential informants actively participate in the events that day? We know the FBI has been misused in the past to target President Trump and our conservative movement and run interference for the Democrats.”

We know that? Actually, we don’t, because there’s not a sliver of actual evidence to support such an absurd notion. But hey, who needs facts when you’re shearing cash from the gullible right-wing sheep that populate today’s Republican Party? Facts would only get in the way of the overall grift.

Later in that same email, Cruz adds more layers to the complex conspiracy theory he’s spinning in order to get as many greenbacks as possible:

“What are they trying to hide now about the events of January 6, 2021? I’m working hard to expose the full truth and shine a light on whether there was any FBI involvement on that day… and the liberal media can’t stand it!”

Got that? Cruz now has the FBI and the “liberal media” in the same wild fantasy he’s concocted for the sole purpose of getting people to shill out tens and twenties for his crusade against the evil enemy, even though that enemy consists of other Americans, some of whom work night and day to keep this country safe.

But Cruz didn’t get away with his ruse unscathed. He received plenty of blowback for his complex web of lies. Take a look:

Ted Cruz needs to be subpoenaed by the House Select Committee on Jan. 6. If he refuses to comply, that will prove he’s one of the insurrectionists and needs to be charged with multiple federal crimes.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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