Sen Ted Cruz responded to the latest indictment against former President Donald Trump, saying it is “an assault on democracy” from the “corrupted and weaponized Department of Justice.”
During his podcast, The Verdict with Ted Cruz, the Republican said, “Merrick Garland is going to go down in disgrace as the most partisan and political attorney general in our nation’s history.”
“And Joe Biden, in the Biden White House, has decided to hell with democracy. By the way, today is an assault on democracy,” Cruz added.
“This indictment is garbage,” Cruz said, adding it is a “political attack” on Trump “from a thoroughly corrupted and weaponized Department of Justice.”
“And it’s a sad day for America,” Cruz declared.
The Texas senator also highlighted that an FBI informant file linked Joe Biden to a bribery scheme:
“If a president sold nuclear secrets to our enemies? I’d prosecute that former president for that. If a president was Benedict Arnold and conspired with our enemies against us, I’d prosecute a former president–Benedict Arnold wasn’t a former president, but that’s a great historical treason. If a president was receiving bribes from foreign nations, that’s the kind of thing you prosecute a former president for. Now, what’s astonishing is Joe Biden right now is currently facing allegations that he was personally party to a $5 million bribe from a foreign nation. That’s a big damn deal.
But as you noted, we actually know quite a bit about where the money went. We know that with respect to the Chinese, that there were millions of dollars that were paid to up to 12 different Biden family members. We know that with respect to the Ukrainians, that Burisma, the natural gas company paid Joe Biden’s son Hunter a million dollars a year, year after year after year, $83,000 a month. So where’s the money? That’s one place the money is. We also know that, at least in the Chinese deals, that the deals were structured with 10% for the big guy, that would be Joe Biden, that would be the current president. That’s where the money is.”
“If there’s credible evidence that the President of the U.S. was personally involved in bribery, we need full transparency,” Cruz told Fox News,
“The American people deserve to be shown the money… the millions of dollars that were funneled to at least a dozen Biden family members.”
Cruz said Attorney General Merrick Garland has a grudge against Trim for stopping him from getting confirmed to the Supreme Court.
“This is about hatred. Merrick Garland hates Donald Trump. He blames him because Garland wants to be on the Supreme Court; he feels like he was robbed,” Cruz said.
“And I gotta say Garland spent 24 years as a federal judge. He had built a reputation for integrity.”
“And I am hard-pressed to think of anyone in public life who has more lit their reputation on fire than Merrick Garland.”
On Thursday, Trump released a sobering video following the news of his indictment and arraignment scheduled for Tuesday, proclaiming, “I am an innocent man.”
“I am an innocent man,” Trump began referring to the indictment.
“The Biden administration is totally corrupt. This is election interference & a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time. Make America Great Again!!!” Trump said.