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Sen. Ted Cruz brought back his 'Come and Take It' mask for Biden's inauguration

Chron logo Chron 1/20/2021 Abigail Rosenthal

Sen. Ted Cruz did wear a mask during the inauguration of President Joe Biden, and it bore a familiar phrase.

The Texas senator wore a mask displaying the imagery of the "Come and Take It" flag, which was used during the Texas Revolution in the Battle of Gonzales.

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The "Come and Take It" flag has become a symbol of defiance since then. Cruz previously used the "Come and Take It" imagery to push back against those encouraging limited Thanksgiving celebrations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cruz wore the same mask on Jan. 6 when he voted to object to Arizona and Pennsylvania's vote counts certifying the election of Biden.

Hours earlier, a mob supporting former president Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, which resulted in the deaths of five people and delayed the certification. Cruz has faced widespread calls for his resignation and disbarment since, with many saying his vocal objections to certifying the election results and calls for an "emergency audit" spurred the mob.

Cruz tweeted a photo from the ceremony of Biden taking his oath to become president.

"Biden takes the oath," Cruz wrote. "May God bless the United States of America."


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