But numerous politicians and war hawks were duped by seeing what they wanted to see.
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That punishment for reinforcing the delusions that drove the Capitol riot is highly unlikely, and it would set a troubling precedent.
Here is how Mitch McConnell, Mike Pence, Liz Cheney, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley responded to the president's election delusions.
Ted Cruz's Legally Groundless Challenge to Biden's Electoral Votes Was a Disgrace That Should Follow Him Forever
Cruz plunged into the constitutional abyss while Rand Paul stepped back, refusing to sacrifice democracy and the rule of law.
'Our Democracy Would Enter a Death Spiral': McConnell Rebukes Electoral Challenge Minutes Before Protesters Storm Capitol
The warning came a bit too late.
Ted Cruz Plans To Restore Confidence in the Election System by Lending Credence to the Wild Fraud Claims of a 'Pathological Liar'
To alleviate "deep distrust of our democratic processes," the Texas senator is leading a doomed challenge to Joe Biden's electoral votes.
He and other GOP senators supporting his bid to reject certification of the 2020 election result ignore the fact that courts have already addressed the issues they raise.
His rationale is both weak and would have justified keeping out his own father - a refugee from Cuba.
Cruz not only dimmed America's status as a bastion of freedom for the world's oppressed people, but spat upon his own heritage as the son of a political refugee.
Ted Cruz's Eagerness To Fight Trump's Legal Battles Epitomizes the GOP's Complete Lack of Principles
By his own account, the Texas senator is committed to defending a dishonest, amoral, narcissistic bully.
The Texas senator notes the opposing party's blind spots on freedom of speech and the right to arms.
USA Today Op ed Making the Case for Abolishing the Constitutional Requirement that the President Must be a "Natural Born" Citizen
I coauthored it with Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy.
Josh Hawley Doesn't Want Trump's SCOTUS Endorsement (Thank Goodness). But Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton Do.
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Unpacking TikTok freakouts, mail-in voting controversies, and money printers going brrr, on the Reason Roundtable podcast.
Nah, the senator's still wrong about Internet free speech, argue the editors on the Reason Roundtable podcast.
The Texas senator wants to beef up a background check system that unjustly and irrationally deprives people of their rights.
The pundit made the claim at a Senate hearing on allegations of tech censorship against conservatives.
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'Nobody Wants To See a Government Speech Police': Senate Republicans Threaten To Regulate Facebook and Twitter
They say the social media companies display a bias against conservatives.
Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and other major Republicans are spreading misinformation in support of the president's fixation on a border wall.
The Texas senator is now allied with longtime opponents of reform in resisting the FIRST STEP Act.
Meanwhile, Alex Jones yells at horseshit.
If hatred is the country's main political motivator these days, you might as well lean into it.
The Texas senator's authoritarian attacks on Beto O'Rourke short-circuit rational discussion of police shootings, drug policy, and sentencing reform.
Eventually we'll have exposés of politicians stealing juiceboxes in kindergarten.
They got plenty of attention, but that's about it.
Texas Republicans invoke band membership and dyeing one's hair in outdated character attacks.
The Texas Senate race is officially a toss-up.
El Paso Democrat, trying to change Texas from red to blue, talks about guns, weed, and how we've already got "record safety and security on our border"
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Regulators, for once, are pushing back.
Cruz is walking back earlier support for sex-toy sales bans after his account liked a porn tweet on Twitter Tuesday.
Mike Lee: If Senate Approves Cruz/Lee Health Care Amendment, 'Then I Can Get to a Yes. If They Can't Then I Won't.'
In interview, the Utah senator signals a make-or-break moment for the Obamacare revamp, while Mike Rounds tries to bridge the moderate-conservative gap.
Tea Party senators claim to be "open to negotiation" yet insist on repealing Obamacare, which no version of the AHCA has come close to doing.
As the president throws the Freedom Caucus under the bus by reportedly calling the AHCA a "mean, mean, mean…son of a bitch," Rand Paul says he'll vote against any "new entitlements," and the swing vote shifts to…Ted Cruz?
Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee need to step up their oversight game