For years, the country has been lectured by the likes of Ted Cruz on what he considers his vast knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, which he’s used to oppose LGBTQ rights and to support a Supreme Court justice who clearly disagrees with a woman’s constitutional right to bodily agency.
Apparently that vast knowledge Cruz has of the Constitution somehow doesn’t include the definition of “levying war” against the United States government as written by Chief Justice John Marshall in the early 1800s, who said that “if war be actually levied, that is, if a body of men be actually assembled for the purpose of effecting by force a treasonable purpose, all those who perform any part, however minute, or however remote from the scene of action, and who are actually leagued in the general conspiracy, are to be considered as traitors.” That would make Ted Cruz guilty of treason.
The Lincoln Project isn’t going to let Ted Cruz or any of his cronies in the House or the Senate forget it.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 9, 2021
What happened on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the day that Trump supporters were goaded into action at a rally by their president, his son, his lawyer, and congressmen like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). Those supporters were told to go to the Capitol Building and make sure Republicans knew they needed to “choose wisely” in refusing to confirm the electoral college votes against Trump or the Trump supporters would “come after” them. They were told that the president would meet them there at the Capitol.
As Trump fled back to the safety of the White House and didn’t go near the Capitol Building at all, his followers took guns, zip ties, a noose and gallows, and bombs to the halls of the House and Senate, leading to elected leaders, including Trump’s own vice president, fled for their lives. Trump posted mean tweets about Pence while supporters erected those gallows and spent his time calling Republican senators to demand that they refuse to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.
It was treason. That’s what happened at the Capitol Building on Wednesday. And instigators like Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Mo Brooks, and all the rest of them need to answer for it.
Followers of The Lincoln Project were furious over the attempted coup on Wednesday, and won’t forget those responsible. Read some of their comments below: