Texas Senator Ted Cruz destroyed house Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her decision to delay the articles of impeachment from reaching the senate, labeling it as a “sign of weakness” and an “admission of failure”.
In an interview on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, Cruz said “You can’t make this up, listen this is a sign of weakness. This is a sign she understands just how weak these articles are. These articles of impeachment that they actually voted on were really an admission of failure.”
Pelosi’s fraudulent plan to withhold the impeachment articles from the Senate commenced within minutes of the House voting to impeach President Donald Trump.
“For months they had been promising all of this evidence of criminal activity. For months they had been talking about bribery, talking about quid pro quo. But then they heard all the evidence and they got no evidence of it. These articles don’t allege any crime,” Cruz said.
“This is the first time in the history of our country that a president has been impeached without a single article alleging any criminal conduct. They don’t allege any crime. They don’t allege any federal law violated,” Cruz insisted, adding that “this was, at the end of the day, a political response because Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats hate the president.”
Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has called Pelosi’s apparent strategy “incredibly dangerous” and “uncharted waters — Constitutionally.”
Cruz also commented on the recent release of the Department of Justice Inspector General report that details gross incompetence on the part of the FBI in procuring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Application (FISA) warrants — especially in the case of then-Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
“The Inspector General report is a stunning indictment of the politicization of the Obama Department of Justice and the FBI. The Inspector General report details 17 specific misrepresentations that the DOJ and FBI made to the FISA court. Inspector General Michael Horowitz was appointed by Barack Obama.”
Cruz told Bartiromo what he thought was “the most stunning example the inspector general uncovered.”
“A senior lawyer at the FBI fabricated evidence,” Cruz said, outlining what had happened.
Horowitz has found evidence that an FBI lawyer manipulated a key investigative document related to the FBI’s secretive surveillance of Page– enough to change the substantive meaning of the document.
“That is on its face, criminal conduct,” Cruz told Bartiromo. “If you or I did it in a car wreck case, if you’ve got a car wreck and you were in court and you doctored fraudulent documents and submitted it to the court, you or I would serve jail time for that.”
Cruz points out that this was all motivated by a specific hatred for one person, Donald Trump, and their specific desire to cut him down.
“That’s senior leadership at the FBI. That’s how badly they wanted to spy on Donald Trump and get Donald Trump,” Cruz continued. “It is a horrifying abuse of power.”