Republican senator from Texas, Ted Cruz has revealed that he hid inside a closet during the January 6 attack on Capitol Hill, when former President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed into the historic building. His revelation comes into a new book titled Justice Corrupted.

The January 6 attack on Capitol Hill came hours after Trump was defeated in the Presidential Elections by Joe Biden. This was followed by a series of inflammatory tweets and comments by Trump, which allegedly resulted in his supporters storming Capitol Hill in a desperate attempt to keep him in power.

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The book has revealed how the Republican politician was listening to James Lankford of Oklahoma speak inside the Senate when a ruckus broke outside the chamber. The capitol police soon escorted Mike Pence, then vice-president of the United States before the session came to a pause.

“In the fog of the confusion, it was difficult to tell exactly what was happening,” the senator wrote. “We were informed that a riot had broken out and that rioters were attempting to breach the building,” he added.

“At first, Capitol Police instructed us to remain on the Senate floor. And so we did. Then, a few minutes later, they instructed us to evacuate rapidly,” the book reads.

As per Cruz, the politician faced stark criticism from other senators who accused him of the mob’s outrage and the Capitol Hill attack.

“While we waited for the Capitol to be secured, I assembled our coalition in a back room (really, a supply closet with stacked chairs) to discuss what we should do next,” he wrote.

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The 51-year-old was one of the six Republican senators who opposed Donald Trump’s electoral college defeat in Arizona. Cruz also voted against validating the former US President’s electoral college defeat in Pennsylvania.

The January 6 hearings are continuing as more than 900 rioters have been charged so far. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is finding himself at the center of several lawsuits, the most notable of which is against the Department of Justice in connection with the classified documents that the FBI recovered from his Mar-a-Lago residence.