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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) did more to help virtually acquit President Trump than she can ever imagine. All it took was one shoddy question from the soon-to-be-failed presidential candidate to completely sway the trial, as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz explains. From Washington Examiner:
Sen. Ted Cruz is crediting Sen. Elizabeth Warren with helping sway senators to vote to acquit President Trump in his impeachment trial.
During the trial on Thursday, the Massachusetts Democrat, who is running for president, submitted a question to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts which questioned his credibility. The question was read aloud by Roberts.
Here’s the question Warren submitted, which was read aloud by Chief Justice John Roberts:
“At a time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government, does the fact that the chief justice is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy of the chief justice, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution?”
Cruz noted, “Elizabeth Warren helped defeat the impeachment of the president of the United States.”
He added, “That stunt helped deliver the votes of Lisa and Lamar.”
After Warren’s question, Senators Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Lamar Alexander (TN) decided to vote against extending the impeachment trial by voting “No” to witnesses.
John Roberts was NOT happy with @EWarren's nasty question about whether the legitimacy of SCOTUS (and Roberts himself) would be sullied if there are no witnesses in the Senate trial pic.twitter.com/60fbiME3Db
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 30, 2020
The question was so absurd that even House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who is serving as one of the Democrats’ impeachment managers, pushed back on the question and defended Roberts.
Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff said, “Senator, I would not say that it contributes to a loss of confidence in the chief justice. I think the chief justice has presided admirably.”
As @pkcapitol notes, the seeming attack on Roberts came a day ahead of a potential tie vote where Dems have been courting Roberts to intervene. Pelosi very solicitous today; D sens uniformly respectful.
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) January 30, 2020
K: What have done?
W: What do you mean?
K: He was gonna vote to release Trump’s taxes.
W: That Q was FTW!
K: I *had* him. You pushed him away.
W: Whatevever. I’m gonna pack the court. Make you de facto Chief!
K: We wish.
— Mike Sacks (@MikeSacksEsq) January 30, 2020
I agree with this. The question reflects badly on Warren. The exchange, however, reflects well on Schiff—as well as on Roberts. https://t.co/whvFp76ren
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) January 30, 2020
Video: Major yikes for @EWarren on @CNN just now as panel led by Erin Burnett universally condemned her nasty question about the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts being sullied if the impeachment trial ends without witnesses pic.twitter.com/Noj9QnOQ4I
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 31, 2020
Thank you, Elizabeth!
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