Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) reacted to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a fellow Republican legislator, on this week’s episode of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” McConnell previously counseled House Republicans against impeaching the president.
Cruz claimed that the two prior attempts to remove President Trump from office were “bogus” and that the process for removing President Biden was actually “qualitatively different” based on the circumstances.
“What is happening in the Senate among your Republican colleagues, Senator?” Barriromo enquired. “I stated nearly two years ago, back when we had not just one, but instead two impeachments, that as soon as we as a nation go down this route, it incentivizes the opposing side to do the same thing,’ according to Mitch McConnell’s remarks this week. Impeachment should be seldom. The nation will not benefit from this.”
“Does McConnell not comprehend the allegations of bribery,” she questioned. “Does he not notice the financial documents we are holding now? Let’s display those bank statements on the screen because they show that the money ultimately made its way into the Biden family’s banking accounts after being sent to Hunter for $5 million, Joe for $5 million, and to every one of those 20 shell companies to which foreigners were transferring millions. How about Mitch McConnell’s response? Have you talked with Mitch McConnell, your colleague?”
Cruz responded, “Look, I don’t know what Mitch does or doesn’t know. I’ll tell you what, very few senators are paying careful attention to the specifics of what’s occurring here. The fact that Senate Democrats want nothing to do with it is one of the causes. Due to the Democrats’ lack of interest, the Senate Judiciary Committee will not hold any hearings on any of this for the following two years. Whether the US president accepted millions of dollars in bribes coming from foreign officials doesn’t matter to a single Democrat. They prioritize party politics over the rule of law, thus it does not matter.”
“I will say that look, the impeachments were fraudulent,” he said, “when the Democrats misused the impeachment authority by impeaching Trump two times because they despised him. They lacked solid legal or factual foundations. I warned at the time that they were starting a process where impeachment would be used as a tool by both sides to attack the other. And I believe that is a negative dynamic.”
Cruz said, “The situation is qualitatively distinct because there are charges of bribery here. The magnitude of it, $20 million when he was vice president, including another $8 million only a few months after he ceased being vice president coming from communist China, and is clearly listed in the United States Constitution. We also have the WhatsApp message that Hunter is believed to have sent to a top communist official in China, in which he reportedly wrote: I am sitting right here beside my father. And if you do not pay me right away, my father will discipline you.”
Author: Scott Dowdy