Fox News: Ted Cruz appears to mock Pelosi’s SOTU handclap at GOP’s successful impeachment vote: ‘Who did it better?’

News|2.1.20

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, appeared to have some fun at the expense of Democrats, particularly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.

In a 51-49 vote Friday, the GOP successfully blocked Democrats’ efforts to add additional witnesses to the trial.

It was also determined that both the House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team would make closing arguments Monday, with the Senate likely to vote Wednesday to acquit the president of charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

However, during a recess, Cruz was seen talking to colleagues and making a particular hand gesture.

The clap overwhelmingly resembled the one Pelosi made at the 2019 State of the Union Address, the first one since she regained her speakership. One of the most viral moments from the address was when Pelosi offered what was described as a “derogatory” or “condescending” clap toward President Trump.

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