Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that Democrats in Washington, D.C., wouldn’t vote to remove President Joe Biden from office if he’s impeached even if there was video evidence of him accepting “bags of cash” from Russian oligarchs.
The video comes as House Republicans are considering launching an impeachment inquiry into Biden over allegations that he and his son Hunter Biden accepted millions of dollars in bribes from a Ukrainian energy executive in exchange for getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired who was investigating corruption allegations at his company.
“Statutes of limitations don’t apply to impeachment,” Cruz said on an episode of his “Verdict” podcast with co-host Ben Ferguson. “So, one remedy that remains there is impeaching Joe Biden for bribery. And if the House demonstrates evidence of bribery, the House should impeach him.”
“And the Senate, if Senate Democrats had a shred of integrity if it’s proven that the President of the United States solicited and received millions of dollars of bribes from foreign nationals, he should be removed from office,” Cruz continued. “Now, I’m not naive enough to think that there’s even a single Democrat who cares. We could literally have video of Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs handing Joe Biden bags of cash or three-carat diamonds or sports cars or watches, and that would not be enough to move a single Democrat vote.”
Cruz said that in terms of criminally prosecuting Biden, if there was evidence, wouldn’t really matter because U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland likely would “never ever, ever prosecute Joe Biden.”
“Merrick Garland sent his own integrity up the river,” he continued. “And it’s sad because the guy used to be a respected federal judge, and he’s going to go down in history, I believe, as the most partisan Attorney General in U.S. history.”