Pressure on Ted Cruz Grows; Third Texas Newspaper Calls for Him to Resign

The El Paso Times became the latest Texas newspaper to call for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to step down from the Senate.

Releasing an op-ed on Saturday, the newspaper’s editorial board said Cruz had to be “held accountable” for his actions ahead of the Capitol riots on January 6, and argued that his contesting of the election contributed to an “insurrection” at the Capitol.

The Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News delivered similarly strong verdicts on the senator in the wake of the Capitol riots earlier this month, with both calling for the Republican to leave the upper chamber.

In its op-ed published Saturday, the Times’ editorial board said: “Cruz shouldn’t have ignored those who believe the election was rigged. But to borrow from the title one of his books, now was ‘A Time for Truth.’ And Cruz knew the Stop the Steal campaign was a fraud.

The Express-News said the Texas Republican had to be “expelled” from the Senate, and held to account for his role in the undermining of the presidential election results.

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