Cruz Trolls Pelosi: Trump Will Be 'Acquitted Forever of Bogus Impeachment Charges'
Texas Republican slams House Speaker during interview
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ridiculed House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over her recent emphasis claiming President Donald Trump will be “impeached forever,” saying the President will be “acquitted forever of these bogus charges.”
Pelosi faced backlash for her not so "solemn or prayerful" remarks about President Trump's impeachment, gleefully reminding him he is "impeached forever" during her appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday night.
Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo asked Cruz on “Sunday Morning Futures:"
“Real quick, how likely is it that we see a motion to dismiss in the first – after the first 48 hours after you actually look at those articles?"
“You know, I don’t think it is that likely."
“And the reason is, I think dismissing this case is a much less attractive option than rendering final judgment and acquitting the president,” Sen. Cruz continued.
“And the reason is twofold,” Cruz said.
“Number one, if you do a dismissal, a dismissal doesn’t reach the merits.
"An acquittal, a verdict of not guilty, that verdict stands for all time.”
“Nancy Pelosi is going out on TV, crowing that the president has been impeached forever,” Cruz continued.
“Well, when we get to final judgment, the president will have been acquitted forever of these bogus impeachment charges.
"That’s a much better outcome for the president and for the country.”
Last week, Cruz stated the Senate proceedings on impeachment would be a far cry from the House of Representatives effort during an interview on Fox News.
The Texas Republican told Sean Hannity following the formal transfer of impeachment articles from the Senate to the House marked the end of Nancy Pelosi's “partisan circus."
“The good news is the partisan circus in the House is over,” Cruz said.
“Nancy Pelosi’s partisan circus is done."
"We’re not going to see the one-sided show trial that was engaged in for months and months and months. That farce is over.”
Last Wednesday, Pelosi gloated and celebrated as she signed a resolution to transmit two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial.
The House Speaker drew criticism for signing the documents with gold commemorative pens - with her name on them - which she then handed out to Democrats as souvenirs to celebrate the occasion.
Critics slammed Pelosi and other anti-Trump Democrats, saying the tone of the event seemed celebratory.