Ted Cruz: Nancy Pelosi’s 'Partisan' Impeachment Circus 'Is Over'
'Nancy Pelosi’s partisan circus is done,' the Senator declared
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said 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 the was engaged in for months and months and months. That farce is over.”
Cruz weighed on how he viewed the Senate’s duties on impeachment unfolding.
“In the Senate, here’s what I hope happens — the Senate will conduct a fair trial,” Cruz said.
“That means we’ll give the House managers an opportunity to present their case. We’ll listen to what they have to say," he added.
"But then we’re going to do something which the House didn’t do, which is we’re going to give President Donald Trump a full opportunity to defend himself, to present his case, to lay out the facts, evidence, and law that the House ignored," Cruz said.
"And once the president is able to defend himself, I am confident that the president will be acquitted," the Senator predicted.
"And the reason is these articles of impeachment on their face are ridiculous.”
“They don’t satisfy the constitutional standards of high crimes and misdemeanors,” he continued.
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“And we moved out of Nancy Pelosi’s world. It is why she delayed this for so long — because she knew once the House no longer had it, they wouldn’t be able to put on a kangaroo court like they have."
"And instead, we’re going to move in the Senate, where I hope and believe we’re going to follow the law, and that means we’re going to acquit the president.”
Pelosi was blasted for gloating and celebrating as she signed a resolution on Wednesday to transmit two articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.
Speaker Pelosi 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.
The mood was a far cry from December when the Democrat-controlled body voted to impeach the president on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress allegations.