Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made a shocking discovery this week about the Democrats articles of impeachment, and he wasted little time informing President Donald Trump and Americans.
Last week, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed both articles of impeachment — obstruction of Congress and abuse of power — against the president.
But according to Cruz, the articles of impeachment do not contain any criminal charges — which is a first.
Cruz told Breitbart News the House Democrats’ unprecedented impeachment of Trump marks the first time in U.S. history in which a president has been impeached “without even a single article alleging any criminal conduct.”
“Never before in history has a president been impeached without even a single article alleging any criminal conduct — without an article alleging even any federal law was violated,” said Cruz.
He went on to say that the articles are so flimsy, they don’t even allege that “any federal law was violated.”
“What we’ve seen in the House has been a total partisan circus,” said Cruz. “It has been a one-sided show trial, and it has been a sad, sad time for the House of Representatives — this is an expression of partisan anger and hatred from House Democrats against the president.”
Nonetheless, Cruz said he was sure the impeachment would fail in the Senate, after the president is given an opportunity to defend himself in a proceeding that will respect his due process rights.
“Now, thankfully, when it comes to the Senate, we’re going to see a very different proceeding,” said Cruz. “We’re going to see a fair trial. We’re going to see a process that respects due process. That means both sides are going to have an opportunity to present their case.”
The Senate will give the House managers an opportunity to make whatever arguments they want — rely on whatever evidence they can — but we’re also going to give President Trump a full and fair opportunity to defend himself, to tell his side of the story. And then, the Senate is going to decide based on actual facts and actual law, and the end outcome of this is going to be that these ridiculous articles of impeachment are going to be rejected.
“And the reason they’re going to be rejected is they don’t satisfy the constitutional standard,” explained Cruz.
“The Constitution requires that to impeach a president, you have to demonstrate high crimes and misdemeanors,” he added. “The House Democrats haven’t done that.”
The sham, bogus, and highly partisan impeachment witch hunt is nothing more than Democrats latest attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election.
On the first article of impeachment, “abuse of power,” Democrats voted 228–2, Republicans voted 0–195, and the one independent member of Congress voted for impeachment.
The vote on the second article of impeachment, “obstruction of Congress,” Democrats voted 228–3, Republicans voted 0–195, and the one independent member of Congress voted for impeachment.
Not a single Republican voted in favor of either bogus impeachment charge.
It’s clear to anyone who has been paying attention that Democrats have no case and only impeached Trump because they know they can’t beat him in 2020.
The impeachment trial will likely begin in the GOP-controlled Senate in January.
And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already revealed exactly what’s going to happen.