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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claims that it won’t come as a huge surprise to see Attorney General Merrick Garland among the protesters who take to the streets in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Speaking to Sean Hannity, Cruz pointed to the civil rights protests and riots in 2020 after the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and said there could be more such riots after the Roe decision.
When Roe v. Wade is overturned, Ted Cruz tells Sean Hannity that he won’t be shocked if Merrick Garland riots: Because this Department of Justice has become so political, “I almost anticipate the attorney general to be rioting among them.” pic.twitter.com/uA2GCxdkeS 23 June 2022 — Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona)
Cruz warned the Fox host, “I worry we’re going to see a repeat of the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots where they’re going to try to utilize political violence to further their aims, and the Department of Justice needs to step in and stop them.”
Because this Department of Justice has become so politicized, he continued, “I half anticipate the attorney general to be rioting among them.”
Cruz asserted that the way the department handled threats of violence against school authorities, for example, was indicative of the department’s purported politization.
The senator spoke up after Hannity awkwardly attempted to draw a connection between the 2020 upheaval and the uprising on January 6 by blaming those in charge of securing the Capitol and asking, “Why they didn’t take it seriously knowing we came off a summer of 574 riots?”
He said, “By the way, where is the committee looking into that?
Should the court indeed overturn Roe, which a leaked draft opinion from earlier this year suggests it will, the Fox host asked the Texas senator, “What is Joe Biden—what are these big cities doing to protect people in light of a threat that we now know is public?”
Cruz predicted that the “organized left” would start rioting. “They’ll use violence,” the speaker said.
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is one of 13 cases the court hasn’t decided on, and it may do so as soon as Thursday.
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