Houston Police Chief art Acevedo did not mince phrases when he sounded off on one lawmaker's rhetoric main up to Wednesday's attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Acevedo slammed Texas senator Ted Cruz on Twitter, calling him out for "fanning the flames of mistrust" in the assault on the U.S. Capitol. 5 individuals died all over the assault—together with a Capitol police officer—and dozens were injured, in response to the linked Press.
"shame on you, @Ted Cruz, who fed the false narrative about our election, which has resulted in what we're witnessing in our Nation's Capitol. You fanned the flames of mistrust and heritage will grasp you accountable for the ensuing chaos. Outrageous!" Acevedo tweeted.
correct before the Jan. 6 assault on Capitol Hill, Cruz spearheaded the circulate on the Capitol constructing floor to formally object the certification of Arizona's electoral vote count number.
Cruz spoke in favor of a fee and 10-day audit of the 2020 election outcomes, part of a circulate backing President Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election, in keeping with linked Press' Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly. in the minutes that followed Cruz's speech, a mob of professional-Trump insurgents rushed into the Capitol building. The disruption cause a lockdown and a delay of President-select Joe Biden's win being certified.
several lawmakers at the moment are condemning Cruz's actions and calling on him to resign, including Rep. Joaquin Castro and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
"Sen. Cruz, you have to accept responsibility for the way your craven, self-serving movements contributed to the deaths of four individuals the day past. and how you fundraised off this rebellion. each you and Senator Hawley need to resign. if you do not, the Senate should movement in your expulsion," Ocasio-Cortez pointed out.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also condemned Cruz, worrying he be held in charge.
"DC: where is the law and order with these protesters? And what in regards to the U.S. constitution? It doesn't suggest anything to these protesters? And Texans may still cling Sen. Ted Cruz dependable for this fiasco."
In a tweet Wednesday, Cruz condemned the violence and siege on the U.S. Capitol however has not withdrawn his objections or the circulate for a commission, which he once again re-counseled when officials reconvened after the attack.
"Violence is all the time unacceptable. Even when passions run excessive. anyone engaged in violence--specially against legislations enforcement--should still be utterly prosecuted," Cruz tweeted.