Dear Senator Cruz – January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

Dear Senator Cruz,

I hope this letter is received by you or your staff and you consider my point of view. I don’t speak for every voter outside of Texas, only for myself. I really like it when Heather Cox Richardson, an impressive person, always says she doesn’t speak for her employers when she gives her talks on Facebook or on YouTube. It’s a nice way to say she is intellectually independent meaning she does her research and isn’t compelled by outside forces to say or write stuff she knows is garbage. It seems like a no-brainer for a public person, one who represents constituents, and The Constitution of the United States of America, who takes the Oath of Office to protect said Constitution, who went to Harvard Law School and who may or may not have passed the exam on what is written in said Constitution, for that person to speak truthfully about our recent election. And yet, that is not what you have done.

In 2016 you are on record and on tape (no-one uses records any more, or tape, really) as making some pretty negative statements about Donald Trump. For example, after losing to you in the Iowa primary, Mr. Trump claimed he won it, and it was you who committed election fraud. You then said, “What Donald does, when he loses, is he blames everybody else. It’s never Donald’s fault.” You also called Donald a “liar” and a few more choice words, on many occasions. Let’s flash forward to yesterday when you said, “We’ve seen in the last two months unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, and that’s produced a deep, deep distrust of our democratic process across the county. I think we in Congress have an obligation to do something about that.” What a statement from the Senator from Texas on integrity, truth and justice!!!!

It seems to me that the “deep, deep distrust” didn’t just happen. It’s been carefully constructed by that same person you disparaged a few years ago as a “liar”, certain social media sites and, now by you. You know very well that each state has verified and certified their election results. You know very well that Texas doesn’t get to sue another state for their election results because the Texas election results are affected. You know very well that trying to invalidate a fair and democratic election is another word for “coup” which is illegal. You know very well that 60 challenges to the elections have been thrown out of courts in states and at the Federal level. You also know very well that your effort to investigate allegations of election fraud even though it will not overturn the will of the people, is a ruse. You claimed, “this is not a principled constitutional position”. So, what is it? What is your “principled constitutional position”?

You do your best to say this in a nasal yet serious voice with a serious look on your face. This might work in Texas but don’t count on it for running in 2024 as a contender for the Presidency.

I have a deep, deep distrust of every word that comes out of your mouth.

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