Ted Cruz Claimed On Fox News That Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Could Be Impeached Like Trump

It doesn't work that way.

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Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has gone out of his way to defend Donald Trump after the former president was impeached for the second time, and he even went as far as to suggest during a Fox News appearance that former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama could be impeached, too. Trump, though, was impeached for inciting the violent and deadly insurrection at the Capitol. Trump is to face the Senate, where it’s unlikely that he’ll be convicted since, for some reason, Republicans refuse to hold him accountable.

Cruz told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Democrats hate Trump.

“They hate Donald Trump,” Cruz said. “For anybody who hadn’t been paying attention, they made it very, very clear. Look, these are the same Democrats who 4 years ago in 2017—actually, in December of 2016 before Trump was sworn in—said they wanted to impeach him. They’ve wanted to impeach him from the beginning. They did it a year ago.”


Cruz said, according to Newsweek, that he felt as though he were trapped in the Bill Murray time-loop comedy Groundhog Day “where apparently every January we’re going to be doing another impeachment.” Cruz said, “So I guess next year, I don’t know, maybe it’ll be the impeachment of Jimmy Carter or the impeachment of Bill Clinton or the impeachment of Barack Obama because that’s what we do in Januaries.”

Well, Trump was impeached the first time for abuse of power and the second time for inciting the insurrection. I’m pretty sure the former presidents that Cruz listed don’t have that track record. Cruz should step down after he helped spread Trump’s big lie of widespread voter fraud that resulted in deaths, destruction, and mayhem. Calls are coming in from Democrats for Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) to resign, too, for leading the charge to object to Joe Biden electors even after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to overturn the election results, Forbes reported.

Trump spread his Big Lie, thus riling up his base, then he told his supporters at the “stop the steal” rally to march to the Capitol. And all of this happened because our narcissistic former president refused to admit that he was defeated. As for Cruz suggesting that other former presidents could be impeached, Trump was impeached while he was in office. His Senate hearing is about convicting him.

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