Failed Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke spoke out on Thursday to blame Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for last month’s Capitol riot, which he described as a “coup attempt.”

While being interviewed on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, O’Rourke said that Cruz is “just as culpable” as former President Donald Trump for inciting the “sedition” when it came to the riot on January 6. He then called on Cruz and others who fought the results of the presidential election to be “expelled” or “forced to resign.”

O’Rourke said:

“[U]nless we hold those responsible accountable for what they did and yes, that means Donald Trump, but it also means the junior senator from the state of Texas — who I understand is vacationing in Cancun right now when people are literally freezing to death in the state that he was elected to represent and serve — when Ted Cruz helps to incite that sedition, seeks to overturn a lawfully, legitimately, democratically-decided election, he is just as culpable for the insurrection, the coup attempt, the deaths, including of Capitol police officers who were trying to defend his life and the lives of others who serve in our Capitol.

“If these folks are not held accountable; if Ted Cruz is not expelled, he’s not forced to resign, then what you have done is you have set the precedent that it is OK to try to overturn an election, to try to overturn our government. And the proudest democracy on the face of the planet will become a memory if we do not fight for it right now. So, we should take no comfort in the fact that Joe Biden was successfully sworn in. No comfort in the fact that Congress seems to be operating as normal. This thing is on a roll right now.”

Not stopping there, O’Rourke resorted to bringing up the outrageous “big lie” comparison that many Democrats and members of the media have used on Trump and those who support him.

“[I]f you look at the Beer Hall Putsch in Germany, 1923, it was 10 years later that Hitler is chancellor,” O’Rourke said. “We are operating under the big lie right now in America. We’ve got to stop it. That is up to all of us in this great democracy.”