The Texas Republican on Monday evening called the runoff contest “appalling” and said that allegations of voter fraud need to be investigated.
“We’ve seen serious allegations of voter fraud,” Cruz said on “The Mark Levin Show.” “And I very much hope that no Republican was involved in voter fraud. But these allegations need to be vigorously investigated and anyone involved in criminal conduct should be prosecuted.”
Earlier in the program, Cruz criticized the Washington establishment for its meddling in the runoff: “What happened in Mississippi was appalling. Primaries are always rough and tumble, but the conduct of the Washington, D.C., machine in the Mississippi runoff was incredibly disappointing.” …
Cruz…did not endorse either candidate in the race but has repeatedly railed against the Washington establishment for its involvement in the primary and eventual runoff. “You saw the Washington Republican establishment put millions of dollars into that race to preserve an incumbent, and they encouraged an awful lot of Democrats to vote in that race and won a razor-thin race,” Cruz said after the runoff, adding that the close margin shows there remains a “hunger for change” in Mississippi and around the U.S.