Tucker Carlson Puts Sen. Ted Cruz in the Hot Seat Over Jan. 6 Comments

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Thursday night, Fox News Host Tucker Carlson had Texas Senator Ted Cruz flailing to explain his rhetoric towards the Jan. 6 riot. Prior to the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot, Sen. Cruz described the event as a “violent terrorist attack” during a Senate Rules Committee hearing surprising his Republican colleagues.

“We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week,” Senator Cruz said. “And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol, where we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery — risk their lives for the Capitol.”

During, the Senator’s time on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” the host pushed back against Cruz’s language, especially when he attempted to claim it was merely a simple word slip.

According to Townhall:

“The way I phrased things yesterday, it was sloppy and frankly dumb, and–,” the senator said.

Carlson pushed back that Cruz is known for his careful wording and didn’t believe he simply messed up.

“I’ve known you a long time since before you went to the Senate. You were a Supreme Court contender,” Carlson continued. “You take words as seriously as any man who’s ever served in the Senate … I do not believe that you used that accidentally. I just don’t.”

“As a result of my sloppy phrasing, it’s caused a lot of people to misunderstand what I meant. Let me tell you what I meant to say. I was referring to … the limited number of people who engaged in violent attacks against police officers … I’ve drawn a distinction. I wasn’t saying that the thousands of peaceful protesters supporting Donald Trump are somehow terrorists. I wasn’t saying the millions of patriots across the country supporting President Trump are terrorists, and that’s what a lot of people have misunderstood.”

Carlson still pushed back against Cruz’s claim and accused the Texas Republican of “playing into the other side’s characterization [of Jan. 6 that] allows them to define an entire population as foreign combatants.” Cruz then noted that he has repeatedly referred to anyone who assaults police officers as terrorists.

“I’ve used that word for people that violently assault cops. I used that word all in 2020 for the antifa and BLM terrorists that assaulted cops and firebombed police cars, but I agree it was a mistake to use the word yesterday, because the Democrats and the corporate media have so politicized it,” Cruz said.

“I guess I just don’t believe you,” he declared, “because I have such respect for your acuity and your precision, and I’ve seen it on display. I’ve covered you as a reporter. I know how you speak, and you have sat there for a year and watched people use language to distort the events of that day.”

Watch the entire back-and-forth HERE.



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OldestSeaDog
OldestSeaDog
4 months ago

I am glad…AT LEAST ONE PERSON IN THE MEDIA…is holding ALL accountable for their words especially those that attempt to play both sides of the fence….
I admit, there are moments I think Cruz is a RINO…or just a hater of anything and everything that President Trump stands/stood for. I can’t say I agree with President Trump on everything, but I can say, President Trump is for our nation. I am not so sure Cruz is at all times.

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
4 months ago
Reply to  OldestSeaDog

Cruz is an oxymoron at times. He was supposed to get the election certification results delayed until they could audit the conflicting results in the swing states, but after the “Planned” so called insurrection, he dropped it like a hot potato and left us with the devil in charge of the keys to the Constitution. Thanks for your cowardace Cruz.

Amelia Owen
Amelia Owen
4 months ago

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Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
4 months ago
Reply to  OldestSeaDog

Oldest, do you think this ill advised senator was using this terminology, in an effort to get people to support him in his run against our former President Trump. Carlson was correct, Cruz is a word man, and also he knows he must appeal to conservatives, IMO, he failed miserably, thanks Tucker

Frances Schroeder
Frances Schroeder
4 months ago
Reply to  OldestSeaDog

We need truthful, honest people in our congress. I think most are compromised by money. Does anyone know of any in congress who are not compromised? The most honest I can think of is Sen Rand Paul.

Duane
4 months ago

What he should have said which is the truth and that it the anniversary of this terrorist attack on the capital sponsored and instigated by non other than the democrats. That’s what they do then try to point fingers and blame someone else. When the going gets rough the liberals get dummer.

Susanna Donovan
Susanna Donovan
4 months ago

There’s hundreds in jail because of this BS narrative, and left to literally starve and rot, for merely being within the radius of the Capitol on January 6th, and we have Ted Cruz spewing dung about a terrorist attack? Taking selfies isn’t terrorism, but BLM protests took plenty of lives and caused major major problems for the poor when entire neighborhoods were burned to the ground and the residents were black Americans. It doesn’t get any crazier than this.

VIRGINIA TALLANT HEARD
VIRGINIA TALLANT HEARD
4 months ago

I agree with Tucker. I could not believe my ears when I heard the statement Cruz was making !!! I was so disappointed in him !!! Thank You Tucker

ken white
ken white
4 months ago

I never though senator Cruz would betray the Real American People !! But he did and we all heard him. It was truly a very sad day in America to have Senator Cruz stand up for Communist’s .Hateful Party. I though he cared about America and the REAL AMERICA people like President Trump DOES. But now his true colors come out and shows that he only cares like the Communist Democrates about POWER and MONEY !!!

Jerry
4 months ago

There is a n insidious disease the effects people who spend too much time in the “swamp” (Washington DC). The number of so called “entitled” in that single small area contributes to it’s spread. Jan 6, 2021 was a public demonstration of the “People” being fed up with manipulation, deceit, and deliberate violations of the laws by Government functionaries to undermine election integrity. What have we heard since: refusals by courts to hear cases, refusals by public officials to release documents, unexplained occurrences of ballots being mailed to thousands more people than were registered to vote, etc., etc? Now we have Democrat partisans, RINOs, and their partisan media pals trying to make the protests into a terrorist attack! BS. Who was armed, what explosives were used, who were the people advocating violence, and what Government agents were involved? When do we get to hear the truth?

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
4 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

Jerry, the only violence was what Officer Byrd did, when he pulled a gun and shot an unarmed woman, Ashli Babbit, who was also an air force veteran. And our great government gave him a medal..just the facts

mark
4 months ago

You have to remember Cruz is thinking about a run for president in 2024, they will and do almost anything to throw the competition under the bus…Ass Hole is what he is.

DragonLady
DragonLady
4 months ago

I was shocked to hear these words from Cruz – the very words that Nazi Pelosi uses. First of all, I don’t see Jan 6 as a riot, or terrorism, simply demonstration of frustration with our “government.”

Casey
Casey
4 months ago

My opinion of Ted Cruz definitely changed after seeing this exchange. Turns out Cruz is a pantywaist politician after all. That saddens me but I am glad I found out. This continues to push my belief that you cannot TRUST ANY POLITICIAN.

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
4 months ago
Reply to  Casey

Casey, please do not forget Senator Josh Hawley, he stood almost alone in the senate, so he can be trusted

Always Thinking
Always Thinking
4 months ago

I like the fact that Tucker goes after everybody

Marilyn Kousoulas
Marilyn Kousoulas
4 months ago

Thank you Carleson for making Cruz sweat a little. When I heard him call Americans Terrorists I about flipped! I watched Cruz try to squirm out of that remark on Carleson’s show and was pleased that he at least apologized for using that term. I wonder about Cruz sometimes. I recall the candidates lined up with Trump and all Cruz did was go after Trump and never say what he would do if he were elected president. Hmm.

Waterdawg
Waterdawg
4 months ago

He said exactly what he meant to say and when called out, trying to say the capitol police were assaulted is hog wash,

Jamey
Jamey
4 months ago

Is Cruz starting to drink the Democrat cool aid? God! I hope not! I have really had enough of RINOs for a lifetime, and it is time, RIGHT NOW, for Cruz to get off this crapola, and start speaking the truth once again.

Carol Smith
Carol Smith
4 months ago

I think Senator Cruz used the wrong words, but I believe that he is a loyal conservative.

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
4 months ago
Reply to  Carol Smith

We can hope so, Carol, but our intelligent and brave politicians are getting scarcer and scarcer, I still remember Josh Hawley from Missouri.

Kaa
Kaa
4 months ago

I’m holding out on this one…I have seen Cruz stand up to too many wrong ideas, judges and other officials. I will ‘wait and see’ on this one-too easy to make a judgement on one ‘mistake’.

sly8ball
sly8ball
4 months ago

this is why Tucker Carlson is one of the top rated shows….he gets to the point, ask the hard questions and demands answers….

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4 months ago

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