A former communications director for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, Amanda Carpenter, sharply criticized the Texas lawmaker today for his role in supporting President Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election and incite the attack on the Capitol.
"The new Ted Cruz, post-Trump, is one I don't recognize," said Carpenter, who is a CNN contributor. "I can surmise he thinks he's a smart lawyer who can parse his his way out of it, and in his mind he has some kind of rational but that's just not believable."
"He has to come to terms with the fact that through his actions directly played into the hands of the mob and stop," she continued.
"It is so horrifying to watch someone descend into this and not be able to admit what happened when you worked for him and you believed in him," Carpenter told CNN's Erin Burnett.
"It is really hard to watch," she added.