Republican Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took aim at Democrats on Sunday, warning that the party would continue on with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump regardless of what Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report finds.
During a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Cruz — the junior senator from Texas who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee — put Democrats on blast, saying, “if anyone thinks that the Mueller report being concluded is the end of the Democrats’ attempt to take down President Trump, they haven’t been paying attention the last two years.”
The Texas Republican continued on to say that Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) — the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee — and other Democrats were “pivoting away” from Mueller’s report to “other investigations” before claiming that Democrats “fully intend to impeach the president, and they don’t care about the basis.”
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"The extremism in the Democratic Party, their focus is on trying to destroy @realDonaldTrump & this administration. That's not good for the American people. We ought to be coming together & solving real problems in this country, not just engage in relentless political warfare." pic.twitter.com/IzvOQ3NwOH
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 24, 2019
Cruz went on to say that he “want[ed] to read” Mueller’s report and “give it a fair consideration,” adding that he “hope[s] and expect[s] the American people to have a chance to do the same thing.”
The senator resumed lambasting the Democrats, stating:
“The extreme left in the Democratic Party, they have so much anger and hatred directed at the president that we’re going to see the Democrats moving forward with impeachment whatever the evidence.”
Cruz then brought up that he “disagreed with [former President] Barack Obama on a host of issues, but [he] didn’t believe that he should’ve been impeached.”
He continued on to say: “The extremism we are seeing in the Democratic party, their focus is obsessively on trying to destroy the president and this administration.”
Cruz then added “that’s not good for the American people” before calling on people to “come together” and address the “real problems in this country.”
Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave his final report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, signaling the end of his investigation into potential collusion between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and Russia. On Sunday, Cruz called for Mueller’s report to be made public, as IJR Red previously reported.