Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) confronted CBS ‘Margaret Brennan on Sunday for her role in trying to overturn the 2020 election results and continue to lie about the integrity of the vote.
According to a new book, Peril, featuring the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s exclusive report, Cruz had a detailed conversation with former President Donald Trump on January 6, in which Cruz acknowledged that Congress had no authority to cancel the election.
“Didn’t persuading the skeptics harm our democracy and our position in the world?” Brennan asked.
Cruz, who led the accusation with Sen. Josh Howley (R-Mo.) To overturn the results before the January 6 Capitol riots – and yet voted for Trump to overturn them after the violence – said, “I didn’t read that particular book and On January 7, I had no conversation with President Trump.
However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Trump’s government.
“I condemn the violence,” he said. But he said his coalition of 11 Senate Republicans who voted against certifying the results, if a vote had succeeded in launching an audit, would have been “much better for our democracy.”
“Because at the moment there is a significant part of our country that has real doubts about the integrity of the election,” he said, attacking Democrats and the media for refusing to acknowledge those doubts – which exist only because he and other Republicans have stoked. Them
“All right, Senator. There is no evidence of fraud that would really cast doubt on the outcome of the election. You know that, “said Brennan.
Trump and his allies continue to spread confusion about fraud more than a year after the 2020 vote. Dozens of audits, legal challenges and recounts in multiple states have found no evidence of widespread voter fraud.