Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘No Chance’ Trump Will Be Convicted

Some say it is unlikely former President Donald Trump will be convicted in the Senate’s impeachment trial, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) shares that same belief.

Cruz joined Fox News on Thursday night where he told host Shannon Bream, “The end result of this trial is obvious to every single person in the room.”

“President Trump is going to be acquitted,” Cruz boldly said.

After noting that it takes 67 votes to convict Trump — at least 17 Republicans joining Democrats — Cruz declared, “There is no chance whatsoever there will be 67 votes to convict him. All 100 senators know that… Everyone in the room knows that.”

Watch Cruz’s interview below:

Cruz also suggested there “shouldn’t” be the votes to convict Trump, “for one simple reason: the House managers they have not proven their case. To prove their case they have to demonstrate that President Trump committed a high crime or misdemeanor.”

Trump is facing the charge of “incitement of insurrection.” He was impeached by the House of Representatives after protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The article of impeachment reads, “He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Wednesday evening that “the not-guilty vote is growing” after the trial wrapped up for that day. He added that he believes “most Republicans found the presentation by the House managers offensive and absurd.”

Trump’s defense team will make their case on Friday. This follows after two days of arguments by the House impeachment managers.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), an impeachment manager, said, “If he gets back into office and it happens again, we’ll have no one to blame but ourselves.”

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) praised the arguments by the impeachment managers but suggested it did not change his opinion, saying, “There was a lot of useful information presented today and the Democrats certainly presented an emotionally jarring and powerful argument, but it doesn’t change my opinion that removing a former president from an office he no longer holds is unconstitutional.”

Cruz, Graham, and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) met with Trump’s defense team on Thursday evening to discuss the procedure of the trial. Cruz said during his Fox News interview that they discussed, “What are y’all looking to put forward? And to share our thoughts in terms of where things are.”

Responses

  1. Its amazing but expected that the commentators on the fake news media during the Senate hearing breaks are spewing rhetoric and deflecting from the facts that came out in the hearings.

    1. When the House litigators were presenting facts and showing damning video, FOX News took a break AWAY from the proceedings, as a diversion for their audience. That is about as fake as a news source can get.

  2. “After noting that it takes 67 votes to convict Trump — at least 17 Republicans joining Democrats — Cruz declared, “There is no chance whatsoever there will be 67 votes to convict him. All 100 senators know that… Everyone in the room knows that.” article)

    Republicans are going to AGAIN uphold an oath to Trump and forego an oath to the U.S. Constitution. BUT the impeachment will be recorded in history as evidence that NOT ALL U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives wished in 2021 to forsake their oath of office or the oath they took to be fair and impartial jurors. NOT ALL elected officials consider inciting an insurrection to be something that we overlook and forget.

    But a few of the jurors will need to explain their comments of 2016, their comments of Jan 7th, 2021, and their “not guilty” vote.

    Ted Cruz in 2016: “There’s only one presidential candidate who has violence at their events,” On Jan 7th in an interview with Texas station KXAS, Cruz stated, “Trump “plainly bears some responsibility” and that “the president’s rhetoric and his language has been over the line.”

    Rubio warned in 2016 that “words have consequences” and “Trump was responsible for his supporters’ behavior.” As his campaign ended, Rubio likened Trump to “third-world strongmen” and predicted a “reckoning” after the election. “You mark my words, there will be prominent people in American politics who will spend years explaining to people how they fell into this,” he said.”

    So should we expect an explanation from Cruz and Rubio—or will that only be something that only their children’s demands for an explanation are honored? THEIR children and grandchildren will one day want an explanation.

    1. All THEIR children and grandchildren will need to see is a replay of the 16 hours of the House’s parsed bullshit rhetoric and the 4 hours of the Trump lawyers presentations to see the facts.

  3. When the Senate went on break and ABC went to Snuffy for his comments I saw tears in his eyes as he saw that Dems were made fools of by Trump’s lawyers. He probably realized that when he hangs around and support fools, he is one too.

      1. I did a search, of course. The name has to be either Aloysius Snuffleupagus (Sesame Street) or George Stephanopoulos. My guess would be George.

  4. The Dems claims against Trump are going poof as the trial goes on. The Dems are looking like fools!

    1. It is never foolish to hold people in power accountable for their words and actions, Lying Paul The Emeffer.

      Not that YOU have any real power, but I and a few others here questioned YOUR words on IJR. You ignore us to this day. Just because you never responded does NOT mean that we were wrong to question your garbage.

      In time, the real facts will eventually be recorded in history and the garbage from the insurrectionists will be erased and there won’t be a damned thing that you will be able to do or say about it.

      1. Nannie, I know I am not a fool to hold people in Power (the Dems) for their words and action.

        Knowing that you are a fool it is not worth the time and effort to respond to your and your fool friends on IJR comments.

        On the other hand you are a fool for believing ing their proven bullshit.

        Dixter and I wonder how you can type so much here with your rosie palms?

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