Ted Cruz grandstands at insurrection hearing: 'Hindsight is different than things done in the moment'
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday pontificated about "hindsight" following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Cruz, who supported a challenge to the 2020 presidential election before briefly traveling to Cancun for a vacation, questioned law enforcement officers who were testifying about the attack before the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

"Thank you for your testimony and thank you also for your service," Cruz told the witnesses. "I want to thank each of you and each of the heroic law enforcement officers who demonstrated extraordinary courage in fighting to repel the terrorist attack that unfolded on the Capitol on Jan. 6. And we are grateful for the bravery and the courage."

Cruz said that his objective was to determine "what could have been done to better prevent that attack."

"I think everyone recognizes that hindsight is different from a decision made in the moment," the senator added. "But this hearing is nonetheless productive for analyzing the security decisions and law enforcement decisions that were made real time."

While Cruz was speaking about the Jan. 6 attack, several viewers pointed out that his words could also apply to his ill-advised trip to Cancun.

"Sounds like he's talking about his Cancun vacation," one Twitter user wrote.

Watch the video below from CNN.