But after issuing an embarrassing apology to Tucker Carlson, it seems like he’s taking it all back.
The Republican Texas Senator was trending on Twitter after his comments of denouncing the violent attack last year that occurred at the hands of Trump supporters hoping to overturn the election results.
Carlson quickly cut Cruz off, as he began to explain why he said what he said.
"I've known you a long time since before you went to the Senate. You were a Supreme Court contender. You take words as seriously as any man who's served in the Senate," Carlson told Cruz. "And every word—you repeated that phrase, I do not believe that you used that accidentally. I just don't!"
Cruz explained, “What I was referring to are the limited number of people who engaged in violent attacks against police officers. I think you and I both agree that if you assault a police officer, you should go to jail.”