RedState: Ted Cruz Explains Why the Final Democrat Gambit During Impeachment Blew Up In Their Faces

News|2.3.20

Ted Cruz has become a pretty big podcast star lately. He’s been doing episodes covering the impeachment saga and the show has risen to the top spot in the country, even above the perennially high ranked Joe Rogan Experience.

One of the latest matters discussed by Cruz was exactly why the Democrats failed at garnering more witnesses during the Senate portion of the impeachment trial. Even as closing arguments are going on today, the outcome of the trial was essentially decided late last week due to a 51-49 vote against subpoenaing John Bolton and others. That came in the wake of several “bombshell” leaked descriptions of supposed passages in Bolton’s new book (see Another ‘Bombshell’ Involving Trump and John Bolton Dropped Last Night, Here Are the Details).

For a day or so, it looked like momentum had swung in favor of the Democrat gambit, but then something changed. Cruz manages to pinpoint the one person responsible: Elizabeth Warren.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren helped cement President Trump’s likely impeachment acquittal with one of the questions she posed during trial, according to Sen. Ted Cruz.

Ms. Warren’s question during Thursday’s session sought to impugn the credibility of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. by saying his credibility was on the line in the impeachment trial.

Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said the question seemed desired to boost Ms. Warren’s struggling presidential campaign, but its immediate effect was to irk key GOP senators who realized Democrat’s‘ strategy to prolong the trial was centered on trying to drag the chief justice ever deeper into the action.

“Elizabeth Warren helped defeat the impeachment of the president of the United States,” Mr. Cruz said late Friday on a new episode of his podcast “The Verdict.”

“That stunt helped deliver the votes of Lisa and Lamar.”

Here’s video of exactly what Cruz is talking about.

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