Sen. Ted Cruz: Senate Impeachment Trial Could Last 6 Weeks

Sen. Ted Cruz: Senate Impeachment Trial Could Last 6 Weeks
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Feb. 22, 2018. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke on Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria” about what a potential impeachment trial in the Senate would look like. Cruz believes it could begin as soon as Jan. 6 and last between two and six weeks.

He also said senators would be obliged to sit for hours through the hearings but will not be allowed to talk or raise questions, adding that for some, that would equal ending up in “hospital” or the “graveyard.”

“We will enter a trial where all 100 senators are jurors. [sic] We will then hear presentations from the House managers.” Cruz said. “We will hear presentations from the White House defense team. Senators are not allowed to speak in open sessions. [sic] We’re required to sit in our seats and listen, which for a number of us may put us in the hospital or in the graveyard.”

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President Donald Trump makes the thumbs-up sign as he exits a motorcade to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Philadelphia to attend the Army-Navy football game on Dec. 14, 2019. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)

Senator Ted Cruz, who has always been staunchly opposed to the impeachment efforts of the Democrats, said back in September that the majority of Democrats appear to care only about impeaching President Donald Trump and failing to do their jobs as elected lawmakers. He added that the latest impeachment inquiry pushed by the Democrat-led House is “becoming a circus.”

“Washington is always a circus, but this is three rings with all the clowns, and it’s nuts right now,” Cruz said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

“Congressional Democrats are angry. They’re angry about the 2016 election. Ultimately, they’re angry at the voters. They’re angry that the voters elected President Trump,” he added. “All of this from day one, they had been wanting to get this president out of office.”

Cruz added that the latest impeachment inquiry is “not driven by facts” and that it’s a manifestation of their undying attempts to target Trump for impeachment.

“What we have seen from the Democrats is a consistent and relentless push to impeach regardless of the facts,” he said. “For months and months and months, it was all about Mueller. Mueller, Mueller, Mueller, Mueller’s going to prove everything’s wrong. Then the Mueller report came along, and it found no collusion, and suddenly all the Democrats who had been screaming ‘Impeach!’—they had nothing to say.

Epoch Times reporters Isabel van Brugen and Mimi Nguyen Ly contributed to this report.

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