Ted Cruz gets demolished for posting videos gushing over celebrities from Biden inauguration

Texas senator heavily criticised after his role in opposing president’s win just weeks earlier

Graeme Massie
Wednesday 20 January 2021 23:22 GMT
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Ted Cruz was fiercely criticised as he posted videos gushing over celebrities taking part in Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The senator from Texas took to Twitter after filming Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks performing at the Capitol Building ceremony.

Mr Cruz also posted a picture of Mr Biden being sworn in as the 46th president with a caption that read, “May God bless the United States of America.”

The Texas senator has faced calls for his resignation after his efforts to reject the electoral votes based on Donald Trump’s false claims of widespread election fraud.

Five people lost their lives in the subsequent 6 January Capitol riots when a pro-Trump mob attacked the building as lawmakers tried to certify the 2020 presidential election.

Mr Cruz was one of the most vocal challengers to Mr Biden’s victory and voted to object to Arizona and Pennsylvania’s results even after the mayhem unfolded.

He has said that he is not responsible for the disgraceful scenes and condemned the violence.

But that was not forgotten by Twitter users as they bashed the politician for his inauguration tweets.

“I am appalled that you thought it was even remotely appropriate for you to be there,” tweeted @BlueTX2020.

“Hours after a mob nearly took congressional hostages, you still supported their cause on the senate floor.  You don’t get to fly the flag of the US today knowing that two weeks ago you flew the flag upside down,” wrote @stevetures.

“2 weeks ago this dude orchestrated a violent insurrection to stop this moment,” added @DavMicRot.

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