Senator (R-TX) appeared on Tuesday, following a hearing earlier in the day in which he questioned Jill Sanborn, the executive assistant director for the FBI’s National Security Branch. Cruz pressed Sanborn on whether or not the agency played any part in the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, a narrative opinion host has been .
While Sanborn declined to answer some of Cruz’s questions, when he asked if anyone working for or with the FBI incited violence, Sanborn answered, “Not to my knowledge, sir.”
“Unfortunately, under Joe Biden we have seen an incredibly partisan Department of Justice,” Cruz said. “And both the Department of Justice and the FBI have an arrogance that they are not accountable to anyone, that they can stonewall.”
Cruz, like others, has focused on one individual, Ray Epps. Though there’s no known proof of a connection between Epps and the FBI, some people believe he must have been working with the agency because there is video of him speaking with individuals right before violence breaks out. It’s not known whether or not there is video of Epps speaking with each of the hundreds of individuals who entered the Capitol that day.
“In that same hearing, I asked that FBI official, I asked her about one individual in particular, Ray Epps,” Cruz said, later adding, “We know the FBI put him out on the list of people they wanted information about, and then magically he disappeared.”
“There needs to be transparency and the Biden administration needs to fess up,” Cruz said. “Is this a politicized law enforcement operation that is targeting the enemies of the president, and did they actively encourage and solicit illegal conduct?”