Donald Trump is no longer president, which raises the question of what the Lincoln Project, the most prominent group of ex-Republicans attacking him from a conservative perspective, will do now.
The answer, according to KHOU 11, appears to be to go after one of Trump's biggest enablers in Congress: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). With Trump out, Cruz is regarded as the natural leader of the "Sedition Caucus."
"We all know Ted Cruz is sort of a political force of nature," said Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson on Y'all-itics. "He is what he is. You either hate him or you hate him. And he is a guy who went so far over the edge, not just to appease Donald Trump and Trump's base, but because he felt like Josh Hawley had gotten out ahead of him on it."
Cruz sealed his fate by trying to overturn the election as the riot at the Capitol unfolded, said Wilson.
"We saw that action as something that was overtly seditious," said Wilson. "It was overtly part of an insurrection seeking to overturn a free and fair election. And for as much as everyone sort of cordially hates Ted Cruz, this is also about the fact there is a caucus of these guys right now."
The Lincoln Project has already released ads against Cruz, calling him and Republicans like him "unpatriotic and despotic."
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