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'Insurrectionist traitor' Ted Cruz blasted with fury for claiming Democrats encourage political violence
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was blasted with fury for suggesting that Democrats provoked political violence.
The Texas Republican accused Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) of encouraging riots in Minneapolis, where jurors are deliberating murder charges against former police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, and other social media users reminded Cruz that he helped incite the Jan. 6 insurrection by objecting the certification of Joe Biden's election win.
Other Twitter users didn't want to hear from Cruz on that topic.
@SenTedCruz https://t.co/m1CO6CdftY— Grudgie the Whale (@Grudgie the Whale)1618935720.0
@SenTedCruz The country knows which party has chosen violence and which party chooses to march for the rights of th… https://t.co/7bXwmKN67g— ☮ 🇸🇲🇮🇹🇹🇾 (@☮ 🇸🇲🇮🇹🇹🇾)1618931957.0
@arthursimonart @SenTedCruz When is he going to be held accountable?— Laura Gelezunas 🇱🇹 (@Laura Gelezunas 🇱🇹)1618935177.0
@SenTedCruz You still talking, seditionist traitor?— Dennis Perkins (@Dennis Perkins)1618934949.0
@SenTedCruz It's really strange how you're not showing the part where she explained that the confrontation she's ta… https://t.co/qDs4TTZmgI— KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿)1618932808.0
@SenTedCruz So says the one of the men who helped prep the crowd for a violent storming of the capitol building to… https://t.co/2NFBUJ9yF8— Leaping Lizard (@Leaping Lizard)1618932395.0
@SenTedCruz Remind us Ted where you were and what you were saying on 1/6/21. Ted Cruz doesn't live in reality, and… https://t.co/qCik1EuezR— DowntroddenInDC (@DowntroddenInDC)1618932851.0
@SenTedCruz 1/6 will be your scourge forever, no matter how much you try to distract from your complicity.— TXLyn13 (@TXLyn13)1618932120.0
Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams educated Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about election laws at a Senate Judiciary hearing on Tuesday.
Graham began his questioning of Abrams by asking her about her support for voter identification.
"Yes," Abrams said. "There are 35 states in the United States that have had voter identification laws. In fact, every state requires some form of identification. What I've objected to is restrictive voter identification laws that narrow the set of permissible materials."
"The answer is yes as a concept," Graham interrupted. "Do you support the idea that voting should be limited to American citizens?"
"Yes," Abrams replied.
"Do you support ballot harvesting?" Graham asked.
Abrams noted that "ballot harvesting" is a "term of art that's been propagated to describe a variety efforts."
She argued that so-called ballot harvesting is "appropriate" in some circumstances where voters would not otherwise have their votes counted.
"To the extend that they help voters participate in a lawful manner, they should be permitted," Abrams said.
Graham went on to press Abrams about the voting laws that were recently pushed through by Republicans in Georgia.
"Do you believe the Republicans in Georgia -- House, Senate -- when they are making the changes to your state voting laws, do you think they are motivated by trying to suppress the African-American vote?" the senator wondered.
"I have seen it happen that sometimes they are," Abrams admitted. "I have seen other bills that have been truly bipartisan in nature."
"But do you believe that's the motivation behind these laws?" Graham pressed.
"I believe the motivation behind certain provisions in SB 202 are a direct result to the increased participation of communities of color in the 2020 and 2021 elections," Abrams explained.
"I'm out of time," Graham lamented. "Do you think the [Georgia] Speaker of the House Jan Jones is motivated by trying to limit the African-American voters in Georgia?"
"I believe there is racial animus that generated those bills," Abrams insisted. "I would not assume that that racial animus is shared by every person. But the result is that racial animus exists and if it eliminates access to the right to vote then regardless of a certain person's heart, if the effect is deleterious to the ability of people of color to participate in elections then that is problematic and that is wrong."
"It should be rejected by all," she added.
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A Trump-loving rioter who vowed to have "no remorse" for his decision to storm the United States Capitol building was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday morning.
According to the U.S Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, 56-year-old Tennessee resident Michael Timbrook was arrested on charges related to the infamous January 6th Trump-incited riots that left five people dead.
The Department of Justice's website states Timbrook has so far been charged with "knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority" and "violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds."
As noted by Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly, social media messages posted by Timbrook over the last three months show he was proud of storming the Capitol on behalf of former President Donald Trump, and said he had no regrets about what he did.
He also reported speaking with FBI agents about his actions at the Capitol that day.
"The agents were exemplary!" he enthused. "Respectful, courteous, direct. My chastening is forthcoming, and will undoubtedly hurt my wallet, but I feel no remorse of shame."
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