Speaking on “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo,” Cruz responded to his critics on both sides of the aisle: “I think everyone needs to calm down. I think we need to tone down the rhetoric. This is already a volatile situation. It’s like a tinder box and throwing lit matches into it and so I think the kind of hyperbole we’re seeing, the kind of angry language.” He noted that some Democrats had accused him of “treason.”…

“We went into this election with the country deeply divided, deeply polarized,” Cruz said on the Fox News Channel program, “and we’ve seen in the last two months unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, and that’s produced a deep, deep distrust of our democratic process across the country. I think we in Congress have an obligation to do something about that. We have an obligation to protect the integrity of the democratic system.”…

“I wish the Supreme Court had taken this case,” Cruz said. “There were two opportunities to take this case. One out of Pennsylvania, one out of Texas, and in both instances, the lawyers asked me to argue those cases, and so with regard to the Texas case, President Trump called me and said, ‘Ted, would you do the oral argument in this case if the court takes it?’ I told the president, ‘Absolutely, I’d be happy to do it.’ I wish the court had taken one or both of those cases. I think the Supreme Court be a better forum for resolving those issues.”