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Coalition will deliver a petition calling on Ted Cruz to resign, claiming involvement in Capitol insurrection
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A coalition of over 90 organizations plans to deliver a petition calling for the immediate resignation of Sen. Ted Cruz to his offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Washington D.C. at noon tomorrow.


The petition, which has over 25,000 signatures and is supported by organizations like Voto Latino, MoveOn and Indivisible Texas Lege, calls on Cruz, along with several Texas representatives and Attorney General Ken Paxton, to resign due to what the petitioners believe is complicity in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The Austin copy of the petition will be delivered to Cruz's Central Austin office at 300 East 8th St. in a socially distanced fashion.

The petition is also asking the following 16 U.S. House Republicans, all of whom represent Texas, to resign alongside Cruz and Paxton:

  • Rep. Jody Arrington
  • Rep. Brian Babin
  • Rep. Michael C. Burgess
  • Rep. John R. Carter
  • Rep. Michael Cloud
  • Rep. Pat Fallon
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert
  • Rep. Lance Gooden
  • Rep. Ronny Jackson
  • Rep. Troy Nehls
  • Rep. August Pfluger
  • Rep. Pete Sessions
  • Rep. Beth Van Duyne
  • Rep. Randy Weber
  • Rep. Roger Williams
  • Rep. Ron Wright

"In order for the country to unify after the events at the Capitol, those responsible–including Sen. Ted Cruz–must be held accountable," President and CEO of Voto Latino María Teresa Kumar said in a press release. "We cannot allow those who betrayed their oath to the Constitution to move on from their attempts to question a free and fair election, in which voters of color were the deciding bloc."

Cruz has come under fire over his role in the incident and his fierce loyalty to former President Donald Trump. The petition cites that Cruz was "among the loudest voices in the Senate" trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election, for which there was no evidence of fraud.

Although Cruz condemned the insurrection, which resulted in the deaths of five people, he was one of only six Republican senators who voted to reject the electoral college results. Each of the House representatives listed in the petition also voted not to certify election results.

Additionally, Cruz has found himself feuding with a number of fellow senators and even Republicans. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Cruz via Twitter that she wouldn't work with GOP officials who are "trying to get me killed," while billboards calling for Cruz's resignation, paid for by the Republican Accountability Project, were recently erected in Central Texas.

The petition is still active and you can view it here. Each petition delivery will be livestreamed.

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