Beto O'Rourke: Ted Cruz 'Culpable' for Capitol Hill 'Coup Attempt'

Beto O'Rourke: Ted Cruz 'Culpable' for Capitol Hill 'Coup Attempt'

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) on Thursday blamed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the “coup attempt” on Jan. 6 when a group breached the U.S. Capitol in support of former President Donald Trump.

O’Rourke told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Cruz is “just as culpable” as Trump for inciting the “sedition” as he contested the 2020 presidential election results. The failed 2020 presidential candidate called on Cruz and others who fought the results to be “expelled” or “forced to resign.”

“[U]nless we hold those responsible accountable for what they did and yes, that means Donald Trump, but it also means the junior senator from the state of Texas — who I understand is vacationing in Cancun right now when people are literally freezing to death in the state that he was elected to represent and serve — when Ted Cruz helps to incite that sedition, seeks to overturn a lawfully, legitimately,

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