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At least our candidates accept defeat

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz has accused Mexico of “undermining the rule of law,” and Mexico’s authorities shot again on Friday, saying at least candidates in Mexico concede defeat after they lose elections.

The alternate got here after the Republican from Texas claimed there was “deepening civil unrest in Mexico and the breakdown there of civil society, the breakdown of the rule of law.” Cruz was referring to latest killings of journalists and politicians in Mexico.

Responding in a letter to Cruz Friday, Mexico’s ambassador to the United States wrote, “I invite you to look at what happened in our national election.”

“Without exception, all of the political parties accepted the results and got on with the task of strengthening our democracy and freedom of expression,” Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma wrote.

That was a transparent reference to Sen. Cruz’s actions after the riot on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, that left a number of individuals useless within the quick aftermath, tons of going through prices and thousands and thousands of {dollars} in property harm.

Cruz was one among a handful of GOP senators who continued to champion former President Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud even after the riot, and courtroom rejections of repeated challenges. Cruz voted in opposition to certifying the election outcomes that night time and stated he has no second ideas about that vote.

Cruz is not any stranger to controversies involving Mexico.

Cruz was criticized for taking his household to the Mexican resort of Cancun in February 2021 whereas thousands and thousands of Texans shivered in unheated properties after extreme winter climate battered his state.

He lower quick the Cancun journey after photos circulated of him ready at a Houston airport for his flight to the resort city. Millions of Texans had misplaced warmth and operating water and at least 40 individuals in Texas died on account of the storm. Cruz later stated the journey was a mistake.

Mexico’s President Andés Manuel López Obrador, himself hasn’t at all times accepted official outcomes.

When official vote counts confirmed he misplaced the presidency in 2006 — albeit by a vastly narrower margin than did Trump in 2020 — he rallied supporters to dam a serious Mexico City boulevard for weeks and staged an inauguration of himself as “legitimate president.”

He accepted a clearer loss in 2012 and simply gained in 2018.

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