Ted Cruz: Democrats Haven’t Even Alleged the President Has a Speeding Ticket

‘I think at the end of this process, these articles of impeachment are going to be thrown out’


CRUZ: "I think at the end of this process, these articles of impeachment are going to be thrown out. I think it will end not with a dismissal but with a verdict of not guilty. The way it works in the Senate, when you come to vote on verdict, you vote on each article and each senator will vote either guilty or not guilty. And the reason why this ends with an acquittal is very simple. The House hasn’t met the constitutional threshold. The Constitution specifies, for impeachment of a president, that you have to demonstrate bribery, treason, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. They haven’t done that. In fact, this is the first time in the history of our country that any president has been impeached without even so much as an allegation of criminal conduct. They have not alleged in these articles of impeachment that the president violated any criminal law. They haven’t alleged he violated any civil law. They haven’t even alleged the president has a speeding ticket. For that reason, this doesn’t meet the constitutional standard of high crimes and misdemeanors. So the end of this process will be an acquittal and I think that’s probably in about a couple of weeks."

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