Texas Senator Ted Cruz is urging critics of his plan to try and overthrow democracy to “calm down”.
“I think everyone needs to calm down,” Cruz said on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ on Fox. “I think we need to tone down the rhetoric. This is already a volatile situation. It’s like a tinderbox and throwing lit matches into it.”
“Yesterday when I released my statement with 10 other senators, multiple Democrats urging that I should be arrested and tried for the crimes of sedition and treason. That’s not helpful at a time when we’re pitted against each other. Just relax, and let’s do our jobs,” he said. “We have a responsibility to follow the law.”
On Saturday, Cruz and 10 of his GOP colleagues in the Senate–Ron Johnson (Wis.), James Lankford (Okla.), Steve Daines (Mont.), John Kennedy (La.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.) and Mike Braun (Ind.) and Sens.-elect Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Roger Marshall (Kan.), Bill Hagerty (Tenn.) and Tommy Tuberville (Ala.)—said in a joint statement that they will object to the certification of electoral college votes until an emergency 10 day audit is completed.
They join Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley in their long-shot bid to overturn the results of the election.