American’s oldest college debate society, Princeton’s Whig-Cliosphic Society has voted to strip Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz of a public service award.
Society members voted 37-32 in favor of rescinding the honor with many of those voting to rescind unhappy with Cruz’s voter fraud claims in the 2020 election and putting blame on him for the January 6th U.S. Capitol riot.
The James Madison Award for Distinguish Public Service was awarded to Cruz in 2016.
Princeton debate club votes to strip Ted Cruz of prestigious honor for trying to overturn presidential election. They voted to rescind the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service awarded to Cruz, a member of the Class of 1992. Good.
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The award that was introduced in 1960 is awarded to those who have “taken up the arduous but righteous cause of dedicating their life to the betterment of society,” according to the organization.
According to The Daily Princetonian, the society’s Board will now make a decision of Trustees as to whether the award should formally be revoked.
Cruz graduated from Princeton in 1992.