Ted Cruz Backtracks on Claim January 6 Was a 'Violent Terrorist Attack' During Confrontation with FNC's Tucker Carlson

Ted Cruz Backtracks on Claim January 6 Was a 'Violent Terrorist Attack' During Confrontation with FNC's Tucker Carlson


Throughout the day on Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had been the target of backlash for comments he made during a Senate Rules Committee hearing about the security lapses believed to have occurred at the U.S. Capitol that led to the riot on January 6, 2021.

Cruz had said the event was a “violent terrorist attack.”

“We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week. And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol, where we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery, risk their lives for the Capitol,” Cruz said.

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During an appearance on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday, Cruz answered for those comments, calling them “sloppy” and “dumb.”

“Senator, thanks so

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