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Texas Senator John Cornyn Responds To His Lack of Support For Trump and Fight Against Election Fraud

Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) was inundated with correspondence and emails concerning his lack of supporting President Donald J. Trump in his fight to stop the election fraud of November 2020 and the Electoral College certification of January 2021.

One of my favorite political moments in 2020 was when Cornyn eloquently asked Amy Coney Barrett about her note pad during her Senate confirmation hearing

But while Texas Senator Ted Cruz remained a steadfast and loyal supporter of Trump throughout the political battle, Cornyn backed off.

When Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York tweeted, “Sen. Cruz, you must accept responsibility for how your craven, self-serving actions contributed to the deaths of four people yesterday,” when the U.S. Capitol was stormed on January 6.

While Cornyn joined his Democratic and some of his Republican colleagues in rushing to judgement without evidence that people who breached the Capitol were provoked by Trump, Cruz was in line with truth and wisdom.

Ted Cruz with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

“You are a liar,” Cruz tweeted back. “Leading a debate in the Senate on ensuring election integrity is doing our jobs, and it’s in no way responsible for the despicable terrorists who attacked the Capitol yesterday. And sorry, I ain’t going anywhere.”

Here is Cornyn’s response to me on January 27, after I emailed him my concerns about his lack of support for Trump in December.

Thank you for contacting me regarding the certification of the Electoral College vote on January 6, 2021. I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this important matter.

On January 6, 2021, the quadrennial joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. was disrupted when demonstrators stormed the Capitol, fought with law enforcement, and attempted to disrupt our democracy. This stunning display of disrespect for the law is un-American, and those that attacked the Capitol should face the full extent of the law. I applaud the U.S. Capitol Police officers who stood bravely in harm’s way, and am deeply grateful to all of the law enforcement professionals and first responders who deployed to help restore order. This assault did not succeed in deterring or intimidating Congress, and we ultimately reconvened and certified the vote of the Electoral College. The violence we saw only underscores the importance of our duty as lawmakers to support and defend the Constitution. Americans deserve better than the disturbing and avoidable episode that played out at our nation’s Capitol. It is incumbent upon us to demand better from each other.

The Constitution affords all Americans the right to vote, and integrity of our elections is fundamental to preserving this right. Many Americans are concerned about the integrity of the election, and I share the belief that allegations of irregularities and fraud need to be investigated to their fullest extent. At a time when trust in our institutions is near an all-time-low, we must remain vigilant and continue to work together to preserve the right to vote and improve our election procedures. To that end, I believe that establishing an independent, bipartisan commission – much like was done following the 2000 and 2004 elections – to examine election irregularities and establish best practices is an important response.

President Trump’s legal team filed numerous lawsuits across multiple states challenging the election outcome. I fully supported President Trump’s right to challenge those results and pursue legal remedies provided under the Constitution, as well as federal and state law. However, none of the legal arguments or evidence presented by the President’s legal team convinced the more than 50 state and federal courts that sat in judgment. Every single lawsuit was ultimately rejected, some on the merits, some on procedural grounds, but both equally dispositive. These lawsuits were heard by well-respected jurists – many of whom were nominated by President Trump himself.

As a former judge, I approached the certification of the Electoral College vote with the same impartial, evidence-based decision-making as I did my job on the bench. But as I said before January 6th, I do not view my job under the Constitution and laws of the United States as a court of last resort. I followed the election recounts and court cases brought by the President’s legal team very closely, and determined the evidence and arguments presented did not warrant overturning the election results.

I appreciate having the opportunity to represent Texas in the United States Senate. Thank you for your comments on this important issue.

Sincerely,

JOHN CORNYN

United States Senator

517 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Tel: (202) 224-2934

Fax: (202) 228-2856

http://www.cornyn.senate.gov

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  1. Well, even this (former) city boy knows BS when he sees it!
    Cornyn is practicing “Herd Mentality” nothing more or less. He’s distancing himself from the wounded leader of the herd in order to preserve himself. The response wasn’t from him, it was a boiler-plate response written by an office aide. With very few exceptions – and there are a few – our Elected Officials have become the Ruling Class.
    It’s not too late to steer the coming changes in a positive way. We must pick the right leaders: those who do not seek authority, but will accept it. Those who are thoughtful and sometimes slow to respond. Those that are loyal – to God and Country – and in that order. Those that do not spend more on clothes and haircuts than a working man does to feed his family. This last may seem petty, but there is some truth to it I think.
    I sure hope that Texas doesn’t pursue leaving the Union. We need for all of us to stick together: One Nation, Under God.

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  2. Cornyn & Cruz are what God says “Luke Warm. Neither hot nor cold”. Do not put any trust for my great state, in either of their hands. Let me put it this way…I would never trust either of them to care for my children. nuff said.

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  3. Unbelievable. So easy for Cornyn to backstab after taking President Trump’s support for his own Senate election, then running the opposite direction. So ashamed this Traitor represents our great state in the U.S. senate. Can hardly wait to vote him out!

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  4. Not sure I’d call him a Traitor. He’s just a Politician…get elected, then stay elected. Once they get a taste of the DC Country Club they never want to give it up. I’ve never been a proponent of Term Limits. But now?

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    • Yea my husband told me yesterday that Cruz entered in a motion for Term Limits. I told my husband, “Cruz sure had good timing on when to address bills that are sure to get turned down. But it sure makes us patriots “THINK” he is with us, not against us”. I have always thought term limits was better than no term limits. Yes, we have to keep an eye on the grooming of deceitful implants, that will keep their agendas going, but the truth always comes out and they can surely be booted out easier with more opportunity for new blood.

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      • I wouldn’t sugar-coat Cornyn’s behavior as ‘just being a politician’. Definition of a traitor: ‘One who betrays another’s trust or is false to an obligation or duty.’ I didn’t call him treasonous, but it’s still early in the game. Perhaps a synonym for traitor would be more readily accepted: backstabber, betrayer, double-crosser, turncoat.
        However you want to phrase it, Cornyn turned his back on President Trump, truth, justice and the Constitution.
        It’s waaay past time to institute term limits. I say the sooner, the better.

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  5. lfrogers… Cruz is the number one defender of the United States Constitution at any level of government in this nation. Name ONE who is a better defender of our constitutional rights in DC. And its not anyone on the Supreme Court. Their job is not to defend the constitution, its to interpret it, that’s it. Your comments regarding Senator Cruz exhibit pure ignorance and idiocy, unless you are a leftist, then please accept my apologies..

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