The nation’s oldest collegiate debate and political union voted to strip U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of its highest honor for his role in trying to overturn the November presidential election.
Princeton University’s American Whig-Cliosophic Society voted to rescind the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service awarded to Cruz, a member of the Class of 1992.
It was the first time that the society voted to take back the award, according to the Daily Princetonian, which first reported the decision.
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The final decision on whether to revoke the award rests with the society’s board of trustees, the newspaper said.
In 2020, Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., a 1986 graduate of Princeton, became the first African-American recipient of the award.
Then on Jan. 6, Cruz helped lead the effort in the U.S. Senate to throw out state-certified electoral votes that went for Biden. »