Republican Senator Ted Cruz walked back his comments calling January 6th a “terrorist attack” after receiving slack from Trump World and one of it’s leading figures… Fox News Host Tucker Carlson. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza discusses why Cruz is changing course on his messaging in order to keep his future political aspirations alive within the Trump base.
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