The campaign to force Ted Cruz to submit his resignation has gained momentum as more Congress members have accused him of playing a role in instigating the Capitol Hill riots. The latest one to join the bandwagon is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The Democrat Senator accused Senator Ted Cruz of “trying to get her killed” by instigating the Capitol Building riots which led to havoc in Washington D.C. She demanded Cruz to resign immediately. A demand that has been echoing in the Senate since the incident took place on January 6, 2021.
Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Josh Hawley have been under pressure for the efforts they put in to organize the ‘Save America’ rally earlier this month.
The Democrat Senators have also filed an ethics complaint against the two Republicans and called for an investigation to materialize whether they are to be blamed for the January 6th incident.
On the other hand, both Hawley and Cruz have denied the charges against them. They have frequently quashed the accusations being put up against them. Senator Ted Cruz has openly stated that former President Trump has had some responsibility for what happened after the pro-Trump rally but he hasn’t confessed himself of being part of it or inciting the crowd to attack Capitol Hill. Cruz stated that it was never his motive to overturn the results of election 2020, something which is impossible legislatively. Therefore, there shouldn’t be a reason to resign.
The Democrat Senators are calling for a new senator from Texas, to replace Cruz.
Cruz and Hawley both have started a debate to defend themselves. They have rejected the charges on them and state that it is anti-lobbying against them by the democrats.
Ironically, Ted Cruz had worked with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2019 on the legislative reforms and had both shared a cordial relationship. Now, as the situation stands, Cortez has claimed that there were rioters who wanted to assassinate her.