Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Josh Hawley Missouri pushed former-President Trump's big lie that he actually won the election.
In fact, even after the Capitol insurrection, the pair still voted to challenge the counting of the electoral college's votes in multiple states.
However, this didn't stop Ted Cruz from criticizing former-President Trump for putting forward the very same 'big lie' Cruz himself supported and amplified.
In an appearance on his podcast, Verdict with Ted Cruz, he stated:
"President Trump's rhetoric, I think, went way too far over the line. I think it was both reckless and irresponsible. Because he said over and over again he won by a landslide; there was massive fraud; it was all stolen everywhere."
"The campaign did not prove that in any court. And to make a determination about an election, it has to be based on the evidence and so simply saying the result you want: that's not responsible and you've never heard me use language like that."
A video of the full podcast can be seen here:
People quickly pointed out Cruz's hypocrisy.
Nope. You are 4 years too late. Ted Cruz, After Objecting to Certifying Election Results, Now Slams Trump's Claim… https://t.co/d3DWKVhcni— Erik Albers (@Erik Albers)1612232613.0
@SenTedCruz and the hypocrisy just keeps on rolling. You’re a disgrace to the position you hold. #ResignTed https://t.co/vjIm8TrqMR— Chubby_Whirlwind (@Chubby_Whirlwind)1612235838.0
Meanwhile, Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York was busy trying to hold Cruz accountable for his part in the deadly capitol insurrection.
Senator Ted Cruz deliberately and knowingly amplified specific lies fueling violent attackers. In doing so, he cont… https://t.co/IgXzpdrqFE— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1612308762.0
Many agreed with AOC that Cruz should face consequences for egging on the rioters.
@AOC I wish we could hold a special election in TX rn to oust Ted— traffic ☀️ (@traffic ☀️)1612308805.0
@AOC Ted Cruz thinks he can just move on from his election lies. We can't let him.— ClockOutWars (@ClockOutWars)1612308873.0
Whether or not Cruz faces any consequences remains to be seen.