Ted Cruz rips Senate Dems for pursuing ‘vindictive’ Trump impeachment despite Biden call for unity

Ted Cruz rips Senate Dems for pursuing ‘vindictive’ Trump impeachment despite Biden call for unity

Sen.
Ted
Cruz,
R-TX,
ripped
his
Democratic
colleagues
on
Thursday
for
moving
forward
with
an

impeachment
trial
against
former
President
Donald
Trump,
arguing
that
the
move
runs
contrary
to
President
Biden’s
call
for
unity.

Senate
leaders
have
yet
to
announce
a
date
for
the
impeachment
trial,
which
will
mark
the
first
time
in
U.S.
history
that
a
president
is
tried
after
leaving
office.
Cruz,
who
spoke
to
reporters
after
the
Senate
Commerce
Committee
held
a
confirmation
hearing
for
Transportation
Secretary
Nominee
Pete
Buttigieg,
called
on
Democrats
to
put
aside
“partisan
hatred”
of
Trump
and
focus
on
the
country’s
pressing
needs.

“It
seems
that
Senate
Democrats,
the
response
they
have
to
that
is
they
want
to
start
the
new
Congress
the
very
first
thing,
with
a
vindictive
and
punitive
impeachment
trial,”
Cruz
told
reporters.
“I
dont
think
that
reflects
the
work
of
the
American
people.”

Biden
reiterated
his
call
for
unity
during
his
inaugural
address
on
Wednesday,
pledging
that
he
would
be
a
“president
for
all
Americans.”
In
her
first
press
briefing
later
that
day,
White
House
Press
Secretary
Jen
Psaki
said
the
Biden
administration
was
“confident”
the
Senate
could
“multitask”
and
handle
an
impeachment
trial
alongside
efforts
to
address
the
pandemic.

The
House
impeached
Trump
on
a
single
count
of
“incitement
of
insurrection”
just
days
before
he
left
the
White
House.
The
Senate
was
unable
to
move
forward
with
a
trial
prior
to
Biden’s
inauguration.

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Cruz
also
took
aim
at
a
slate
of
17
executive
orders
and
actions
taken
by
Biden
immediately
after
he
entered
the
Oval
Office.
The
orders
include
pledges
rejoin
the
Paris
Climate
Agreement,
halt
work
on
the
Keystone
oil
pipeline
and
end
federal
funding
for
Trump’s
border
wall.

The
Texas
senator
said
Biden’s
day
one
actions
would
“destroy
11,000
jobs”
and
“put
blue
collar
union
workers
out
of
work.”

“That
is
a
disquieting
beginning
to
this
administration,”
Cruz
said.
“It
only
foreshadows
hundreds
of
thousands
of
workers
who
are
going
to
lose
their
jobs.”

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