Sen. Ted Cruz told Georgia voters that they were fighting to defend the Constitution, and anyone involved in voter fraud should be prosecuted and jailed.
“It is time to end voter fraud. It is time to expose voter fraud,” the Texas Republican said on Saturday. “It is time to take anyone who was involved in voter fraud and prosecute them and put them in jail.”
.@SenTedCruz in Savannah: “It is time to end voter fraud. It is time to expose voter fraud. It is time to take anyone who was involved in voter fraud and prosecute them and put them in jail.” @OANN pic.twitter.com/cEaFX5H7kC— Jenn Pellegrino OAN 🇺🇸 (@JennPellegrino) December 19, 2020
The remarks came just days after President Trump retweeted attorney Lin Wood’s suggestion that the president could prosecute and jail Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, two Republicans Trump has claimed haven’t done enough to combat voter fraud in their state.
“President Trump @realDonaldTrump is a genuinely good man. He does not really like to fire people. I bet he dislikes putting people in jail, especially ‘Republicans,'” Wood tweeted. “He gave @BrianKempGA & @GaSecofState every chance to get it right. They refused. They will soon be going to jail.”
Trump lost Georgia by a razor-thin margin of just over 12,000 votes or 0.2 points. But the president has claimed he was cheated out of victory in Georgia and has warned that more fraud could happen in the state’s special runoff elections.
“They cheated, and they rigged our presidential election, but we will still win it,” Trump said at a Georgia rally earlier this month. “And they’re going to try and rig this election, too.”
Cruz was also in Georgia to rally support for Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are in the midst of a hotly contested runoff election against Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
“The people of Georgia believe in common-sense conservative values,” Cruz added on Saturday. “People of Georgia want lower taxes, less regulations, and a lot more jobs. They don’t want to see socialism come to this country.”
Control of the U.S. Senate is at stake in the races, with Republicans currently holding a 50-48 edge in the upper chamber.