To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. As someone who has viewed Senator Ted Cruz as one of the “good guys” on Capitol Hill, hearing him say the January 6 mostly peaceful protest was a “violent terrorist attack on the Capitol” feels like the worst type of betrayal. I know why he said it and I’ll explain below, but here’s the report of what he said according to American Greatness:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shocked many conservatives on Wednesday when he echoed the left’s overwrought January 6 messaging during a Senate Rules Committee hearing, referring to the riot as a “violent terrorist attack on the Capitol,” and offering full-throated support for the Capitol Police, some of whose actions led to the deaths of multiple unarmed Trump supporters. Cruz thanked the police for “defending” the U.S. Capitol and said those who assaulted law enforcement officers should be prosecuted.
“We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week,” Cruz said. “And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol where we saw the men and women law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery, risk their lives to defend the men and women who serve in this Capitol.”
“My view is that anyone who commits an act of violence should be prosecuted,” Cruz said during Senate testimony from Capitol Police chief Wednesday. “And anyone who assaults a law enforcement officer should go to jail for a very long time. And I think that’s a principle that is true regardless of the politics of the violent criminal, whether they are right-wing, left-wing or they got no wings at all.”
Cruz asked Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger what could have been done differently to prevent the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“As we reflect on what happened a year ago, it is also worth asking as we have as this committee has as this Congress has, I know you have—what could have been done differently? What could have prevented the breach of the Capitol, what could have prevented the riot getting as far as it did?”
Manger blamed the breach on “clearly documented intelligence failures” and “leadership failures with the Capitol Police Department.”
Now, let’s discuss WHY he said it. He’s running in 2024. I know he’s been a bit aloof about it, as he has to be this early in the game, but he’s running. He’ll be running if Donald Trump runs. He’ll be running if Ron DeSantis runs. He’ll be running if Mike Pence runs. And the only way he has any chance of defeating either of the two populists or the RINO is if he gets the power of the Republican Establishment behind him.
That means changing his various tunes to suit milquetoast Republicans with lots of money. It means distancing himself from Trump and the MAGA movement by siding with Democrats on the false January 6 “insurrection” narrative.
I don’t know this based on anything others have said. I know this because I’ve followed Cruz since before he was a 2016 presidential candidate. His decision-making is precise and his strategies are transparent, albeit brilliant at times. But perhaps more than anything else I know that this is all part of a 2024 strategy because the alternative is unfathomable. That alternative would be that he actually believes the protests and false-flag, Deep State-inspired entry into the Capitol on January 6, 2021 was a terrorist attack. If he thinks that, then everything I’ve ever thought about him before was based on lies.
Ted Cruz made statements about January 6 that were ludicrous prima facie. Saying it was a terrorist attack despite the mountains of evidence proving otherwise means that he’s gone to the dark side for the sake of political expediency.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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