Sen. Cruz Proves That The Impeachment Claim Was Just About Trump Hate
Senator Cruz has been sitting through the Impeachment trial and found that this whole thing is simply about Trump hate. He had the perfect example to back up this stance, as he claims the Democrat's favorite, Obama, did much worse. But I guess the House back then was still following the rule of law.
"Cruz argued that acquitting Trump "comports with both the facts and the law."
"These impeachment proceedings began in the House of Representatives in a thoroughly partisan affair, driven by House Democrats without allowing the president to participate in cross-examining witnesses and calling defense witnesses," the senator recalled. "The Senate has done much better. We had an obligation under the constitution to conduct a fair trial and that is what the Senate has done."
He mentioned that the House heard from 18 different witnesses, that the Senate showed 193 video clips of witness testimony, and that Senators asked 180 separate questions to House managers or the White House defense team. Despite all this, "the House managers failed to prove their case."
Cruz argued that the Democrats failed to demonstrate how Trump's actions rise to the level of "high crimes and misdemeanors," and he claimed that the articles of impeachment "don't allege any crime whatsoever."
"What was this all about? If you examine the substance, there were two things that the House Managers alleged the President did wrong. One, they alleged that the president wrongfully delayed aid to Ukraine, and two, they alleged that the president wrongfully asked for an investigation into a political rival," the senator explained.
"There is a deep irony in the argument of the House managers," he added. "Both of those objectives are consistent with law, are permissible and legal, and both of those objectives have been done by any measure substantially worse by the preceding administration, by the Obama administration."
This just goes to show that the House Dems were not thinking about the law here, they were just trying to get rid of Trump.