In the unctuous, patronizing style he is famous for, Mr. Cruz cited the aftermath of the 1876 presidential election between Rutherford Hayes and Samuel Tilden.
It was contentious and involved actual disputes about voter fraud and electoral mayhem, and a committee was formed to sort it out.
It was, for Mr. Cruz, a typical, too-clever-by-half bit of nonsense, a cynical ploy to paper over the reality of his subversion on behalf of President Trump.
(The horse trading after the 1876 election helped bring about the end of Reconstruction; maybe Mr. Cruz thought evoking that subject was a good idea, too.)
But this tidbit was just one of many hideous contributions from Mr. Cruz in recent weeks.
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