Ted Cruz Says Impeachment Trial Just a Way for Dems to Malign Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has not been shy about lobbing harsh criticism at the House impeachment managers for using the Senate trial merely to further their political attacks on President Trump.

Cruz recently spoke to reporters during one of the recess sessions in between the debate on the Senate floor. He commented on the Democrats’ assertion that the rules do not follow the ones from the trial of former President Bill Clinton by saying “it’s virtually identical to the 1999 resolution.”

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Sen. Cruz also mentioned he would not rule out the White House team pushing for a dismissal of the articles of impeachment when the time comes. The Texas lawmaker then said he doesn’t think it was a good day for House managers.

“We’ve seen the House managers and Senate Democrats making redundant motions over and over and over again, the same motions,” he explained. “Motions that are being rejected and fundamentally it is clear House Democrats view this as an opportunity to continue their partisan attacks on the president, instead of focusing on the priorities of the people.”

The Texas lawmaker then predicted that the end of the proceeding is going to be an acquittal because the House managers still can’t meet the constitutional threshold for conviction.

Referring to the first day of the trail, which went over 12 hours long, Cruz tweeted, “If you have the facts, you bang the facts. If you have the law, you bang the law. If you don’t have either, you bang the table. Today, we’ve seen a whole lot of table banging.”