Ted Cruz: Nancy Pelosi Delaying Impeachment Is ‘An Admission Of Failure’
Republican slams House Speaker during interview
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday, saying her to the decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment from the Senate’s gaze was “a sign of weakness” and “an admission of failure.”
Speaking to Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures," Cruz said the House speaker knows the articles are weak.
“You can’t make this up,” Cruz said.
“Listen, this is a sign of weakness. This is a sign she understands just how weak these articles are," he added.
"These articles of impeachment that they actually voted on were really an admission of failure.”
Within minutes of the House voting to impeach President Donald Trump last week, Pelosi began talking about withholding the impeachment articles from the Senate.
But the House Speaker may have realized that there was not as much misconduct as promised, according to Cruz.
“For months, they had been promising all of this evidence of criminal activity," Cruz said.
"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 added.
“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," he explained.
"They don’t allege any crime. They don’t allege any federal law violated,” Cruz declared, before “this was, at the end of the day, a political response because Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats hate the president.”
One of the Democrat's top witnesses, Noah Feldman, claimed the party had not impeached the president, despite their vote on Wednesday.
Feldman argued that “according to the Constitution, impeachment is a process, not a vote."
He then added that a lengthy delay could cause a “serious problem.”
Trump blasted House Democrats for voting to impeach him without providing any evidence of a crime during a Turning Point USA event in West Palm Beach, Fla.
“They had nothing. There’s no crime. There’s no nothing," Trump said.
"How do you impeach? You had no crime. Even their people said there was no crime," he said.
"In fact, there’s no impeachment. Their own lawyer said there’s no impeachment."