According to the New York Times, an activist group is calling for the disbarment of Senator Ted Cruz (R. TX) for his role in trying to help Donald Trump overturn the 2020 presidential election results.  The group cites as precedent the suspension of Rudy Giuliani’s law license by officials in New York.

via Twitter / @MaggieNYT

The Times reports:

“The complaint against Mr. Cruz, filed by a group called the 65 Project, focuses on baseless assertions by Mr. Cruz about widespread voting fraud in the weeks between Election Day in 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, as well as his participation in lawsuits protesting the results in Pennsylvania.”

And continues:

“The 65 Project’s advisers include the Hillary Clinton ally David Brock and Paul Rosenzweig, a conservative and former Republican who worked on the Ken Starr special prosecution team investigating the Clintons. The 65 Project was formed to hold accountable lawyers involved in a series of lawsuits seeking to undermine President Biden’s victory in 2020.”

Ted Cruz Via Flickr / Gage Skidmore

The organizations’ complaint argued, “just as Mr. Giuliani has been disciplined for his conduct, so should Mr. Cruz.”

The filing added that “In many respects, the question of whether Mr. Cruz aided criminal or fraudulent efforts has already been answered affirmatively by a federal court.”

The group continued:

“Mr. Cruz chose to offer his professional license to Mr. Trump’s arsenal during the latter’s assault on our democracy. He cannot be shielded from the consequences of that decision simply because, unlike Mr. Trump’s other attorneys, he happens to hold high public office. For the reasons set forth above, we respectfully request that the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel investigate Mr. Cruz’s conduct and impose appropriate discipline.”

Ted Cruz via Flickr / Gage Skidmore

A spokesperson for Senator Cruz said the group lacked credibility and shouldn’t be taken seriously:

“They’re not a credible organization and their complaint won’t be worth the paper it’s printed on.”

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