Cruz Calls For Impeaching Merrick Garland And Potentially President Biden

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Over the weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called for Attorney General Merrick Garland to be impeached along with possibly President Biden.

Cruz made his comments as he spoke at an event in Florida, saying that IRS whistleblower testimony to Congress “absolutely” suggests that Biden should be impeached. 

“Look, it’s important to understand this testimony is not from right-wing Republicans,” Cruz said. “It’s not from people that have an axe to grind against Joe Biden. These are career IRS employees. One of them, Gary Shapley has testified as a senior supervisory agent, another one who we only know as Mr. X. But we also know he is a gay Democrat, married to a man, and he’s a career IRS employee.”

“Now on the face of that that self-identified information does not suggest some right-wing activist who hates Joe Biden,” he continued. “What it suggests is someone who looked at this and said this is fundamentally corrupt, because but what those whistleblowers have testified to, is that Merrick Garland, the Attorney General lied, and he lied under oath to Congress in response to questioning that I asked him.”

Cruz added that he asked Garland under oath in the Senate Judiciary Committee and that he said there was no political interference in the investigations into Hunter Biden and Joe Biden.

“And let me be clear what should happen number one, I’ve called for this already, the Department of Justice needs to appoint a special counsel to investigate and prosecute Merrick Garland for lying under oath and obstruction of justice,” he said. “Number two, the House of Representatives should impeach Merrick Garland.”

“And number three, if the evidence confirms what that text says and what the whistleblowers are saying that the president of the United States took bribes from foreign nationals, then the House of Representatives should impeach Joe Biden,” he added. “And let me be clear that impeachment, that impeachment is not for high crimes and misdemeanors. Remember all the discussions about high crimes and misdemeanors? The Constitution provides for impeachment for treason, bribery or other high crimes or misdemeanors. Well, bribery is explicitly listed.”

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