(FiveNation.com)- According to Senator Ted Cruz’s next book, which will be released on October 25, Senator Mitt Romney yelled at Cruz on January 6, 2021, during the Capitol brawl.
In Justice Corrupted: How the Left Weaponized Our Legal System, the Texas senator makes the assertion and discusses his choice to contest the certification of Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election.
Cruz wrote in his book about how, on January 6, senators and representatives left their joint session so that each house could discuss objections alone.
During his remarks, Senator James Lankford of the Republican Party noted ” a ruckus from outside the chamber” during his remarks.
The vice president was hastily led off the dais by Capitol Police officers when they suddenly barged in. Cruz wrote that after a short while, they stopped the proceedings. It was challenging to make sense of what was happening in the chaos. They were informed that there had been a riot and that the Capitol building was under attack by protestors.
Capitol police instructed Cruz and the other senators to stay in the chamber, but they were then urged to leave and move to a safe, secret location.
“Tensions were high in the safe area. Several senators expressed fear, ” wrote the Republican.
Others were incensed. Amid the commotion, more than one senator vented their anger at those who had opposed the election’s certification, blaming them specifically for the violence that was taking place.
“This is what you’ve gotten us,” Mitt Romney snapped at Cruz and the other objectors as they left the room. The Democrats were much more irate.
Cruz said that several Republicans who backed Electoral College protests “argued that in the face of the violence, we should suspend our objections and vote to certify the result.”
“I recognized the feeling. I, however, passionately disagreed. I persuaded my coworkers to follow the course of action we were recommending since it was ethical and moral,” he wrote.
“I’ll be damned if I allow a minority of violent rioters to influence our determination to executing our constitutional responsibilities,” Cruz remembers him as saying at the time.
The senator wrote in his book that the rioters “intended to stop the government from working when they stormed the Capitol that day and assaulted police officers; I wasn’t going to let them.”
Cruz ultimately voted against the certification of the Electoral College votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania. When Congress reconvened after the Capitol security breach, both chambers officially ratified the election results. Romney did not cast a ballot to contest either state’s results.