Top Official Singles Out Ted Cruz & Top Republicans As Trump Enablers

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During a new interview on MSNBC, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold condemned those in the GOP whose silence on Donald Trump or on major issues connected to him has helped allow for the spread of serious threats, she alleged.

Poll and election workers and even employees at private companies like Dominion Voting Systems have faced threats of violence and death in connection to the debunked conspiracy theories about election fraud that Republicans, led by Trump, have spread.

Griswold herself has been the target of threats. Relatedly, the targeting of Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, a mother and daughter who worked on the 2020 election in Georgia, was among the factors on which rests the new indictment against Trump and 18 others in that state. “This political violence, the atmosphere of threats will only stop if Republicans stand up to Donald Trump,” Griswold said on MSNBC. “People like Ted Cruz. People sitting in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Congress who have decided that they don’t have a spine and that it’s okay to threaten a grandma who’s executing an election and providing the oversight that she should be doing.”

Another apt example would be Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). In public comments about the Georgia criminal case that Trump is facing, he has brazenly misrepresented its substance.

“Donald Trump is being charged with a criminal act for telling people to watch a network show about the election. If that becomes a crime Adam Schiff will be in jail for 1,000 years,” Graham recently wrote on X, the platform formerly called Twitter. In fact, encouraging viewership of a certain program was only relevant in the Georgia case so far as it connected to broader allegations of a criminal conspiracy to target the state’s election results from the 2020 presidential contest. Not everything mentioned in the sweeping indictment was by itself the foundation for a charge.

Watch Griswold below in video first flagged by Raw Story: