"Ms. Sanborn, was Ray Epps a fed?" asked Cruz.
"Sir, I cannot answer that question," Sanborn responded.
Cruz continued, "Did Mr. Epps urge them to tear down the barricades?"
Sanborn refused to answer again.
In the days after January 6, the FBI released Epps' photo with a cash reward for information leading to his arrest. However, by July, the FBI took down his photo. He was never listed with those charged with crimes related to January 6.
Cruz asked, "Ms. Sanborn, a lot of Americans are concerned that the federal government deliberately encouraged illegal and violent conduct on January 6."
Rine Jolly is a political writer from rocket city. She is an avid supporter of the military, and a mother. Rine studied English and journalism in North Carolina and is passionate about political topics today.