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Cruz defends objections to Electoral College votes as ‘right thing’

In this file photo taken on November 10, 2020 US Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, arrives for the weekly Senate Republican lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
In this file photo taken on November 10, 2020 US Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, arrives for the weekly Senate Republican lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is defending his objection to the Electoral College results as “the right thing to do.”

The Texas senator condemned the violence that erupted as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in an extraordinary attack over the election outcome.

Cruz led the first challenge to Joe Biden’s defeat of President Donald Trump by objecting to Arizona’s results. He sought to have Congress launch a commission to investigate the election. His effort was roundly defeated in the House and Senate.

Cruz said he was confident the country will have a “peaceful and orderly transition of power.” Biden is set to be inaugurated January 20.

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