Even though then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it clear that he opposed objections to certifying Joe Biden’s election as the next president, Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t having it. Cruz was close to upstaging U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley in what appeared to be a contest of who could lick Donald Trump’s boots the best as the former president attempted a coup after losing the presidential election in both the electoral and popular vote. And so, Cruz and Hawley became leading members of the Sedition Caucus after Trump supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol, and there are consequences for that.
The nation’s oldest collegiate debate and political union, Princeton University’s American Whig-Cliosophic Society, voted to rescind Cruz of its highest honor after the Texas Republican tried to overturn the presidential election results, according to The Daily Princetonian.
The motion’s passing marked the first time Whig-Clio voted to rescind a James Madison Award (JMA) for Distinguished Public Service.
“The result will be passed on to the Whig-Clio Board of Trustees, who will decide whether to officially revoke Cruz’s award,” the paper reports. ‘The JMA has been granted by Whig-Clio since 1960. The award is bestowed upon an individual who has “taken up the arduous but righteous cause of dedicating their life to the betterment of society.”’
“Cruz was given the award in 2016,” the report continues. “Other recent recipients have included members of both major political parties — including Republicans such as former Secretary of State George Shultz ’42 and former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as well as Democrats such as former President Jimmy Carter, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, and most recently Rep. Terri Sewell ’86 (D-Ala).”
Of course, conservatives will call this part of what they perceive to be “cancel culture.” But, Cruz canceled himself when he tried to help Trump overturn a legitimate election simply because the former president’s narcissistic brain cannot admit that he was defeated. Five people, including a police officer, died due to that, and even to this day, the former president claims it was a “rigged election” even though that could incite further violence. So, yes, Ted Cruz deserves to be shunned by society. It’s the least society could do.
You can read the full report here.