Will Cruz Be Right About the Democrats' New Impeachment Precedent?

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Posted: Jan 10, 2022 12:01 AM

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Sen. Ted Cruz created angst among Democrats when he kicked off the new year saying if Republicans recapture the House, President Joe Biden could be impeached based on the standard Democrats established themselves. “The Democrats weaponized impeachment,” the Texas senator said.

The central warning in “Abuse of Power,” was that applying impeachment without a demonstrable crime, the political equivalent of the death penalty, and nullifying an election should not occur—nor should the attempt thereof even if there is no chance of a Senate conviction. 

“The more you weaponize it and turn it into a partisan cudgel, you know, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” Cruz said on his podcast, The Verdict. He added, “That’s not how impeachment is meant to work. But I think the Democrats crossed that line. I think there’ll be enormous pressure on a Republican House to begin impeachment proceedings.” 

Democrats certainly lowered the high crimes and misdemeanors bar in its vindictive 2019 impeachment of President Donald Trump

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