Ted Cruz Thanks Warren for Helping Trump With Her Outlandish Impeachment Questions
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During the 2020 Senate impeachment trial, Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren tried using the cameras to boost her failing 2020 presidential campaign.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts recognized that many politicians use the moment to boost their campaigns which is why he read the questions instead of having the politicians do it.
“At a time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government,” Roberts said while reading Warren’s question, “does the fact that the chief justice is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy of the chief justice, the Supreme Court, or Constitution?”
Roberts was still as the room went completely silence.
Later, Senator Ted Cruz noted how this question by Warren greatly helped President Trump.
“Elizabeth Warren helped defeat the impeachment of the president of the United States,” Cruz said on Friday. “That stunt helped deliver the votes of Lisa and Lamar,” he continued.
Cruz was referring to Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Lamar Alexander who ended up being key votes in the Senate.
Murkowski, who first made it seem that she would vote for witnesses, hammered Democratic Senators like Warren, saying that it had “become clear some of my colleagues intend to further politicize this process, and drag the Supreme Court into the fray, while attacking the Chief Justice.”
“I will not stand for nor support that effort. We have already degraded this institution for partisan political benefit, and I will not enable those who wish to pull down another,” she added. “We are sadly at a low point of division in this country.”
“Given the partisan nature of this impeachment from the very beginning and throughout, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no fair trial in the Senate. I don’t believe the continuation of this process will change anything,” she said.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Democrats had quietly criticized Roberts, who had declared that he would not deliver a tie-breaking vote, meaning that a 50-50 vote to call witnesses would fail. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the minority leader, declared that a previous Chief Justice had cast tie-breaking votes — in 1868 — and pressed Roberts to do so. But Roberts smartly decided that the impeachment trial was solely an exercise in the Senate.
In his podcast, Cruz said that Republicans were angered by a left-wing group that put out an ad Friday showing Roberts wearing a superimposed Trump campaign MAGA hat. That, too, fueled the pushback from wavering Republicans who had previously been warm to the idea of calling more witnesses.
As for Warren, she’s tumbled into fourth place in the Iowa polls, and it looks like her little stunt will have some more fallout before it blows away.
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