On Wednesday we told you about the tough spot Sen. Ted Cruz was in after the Republican from Texas (and one of the GOPers who objected to the certification of the electoral votes) referred to the 1/6 riot at the U.S. Capitol as a “violent terrorist attack.”

On Wednesday’s show, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson accused Cruz of repeating the talking points AG Merrick Garland has written, but on Thursday’s show Cruz had a chance to explain:

Senator Cruz told Carlson that his characterization of 1/6 as a “violent terrorist attack” was “sloppy,” “dumb” and a “mistake.” Watch:

What do you think?

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