Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX) slammed the marathon proceedings on the Senate floor Tuesday night, condemning Democrats for being “redundant” and “table banging” because they don’t have facts.
If you have the facts, you bang the facts.
If you have the law, you bang the law.
If you don’t have either, you bang the table.
Today, we’ve seen a whole lot of table banging. pic.twitter.com/ez6HZtvu7y
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 22, 2020
“We’ve seen one motion after the other after the other. They’ve been redundant,” Cruz told reporters in the basement of the Capitol. “They’ve been making the same arguments. This seems to be a time for Adam Schiff and the House managers to lecture the American people and to attack the President.”
He added, “But, you know, there’s an old saying that ‘If you have the facts, you bang the facts. If you have the law, you bang the law. If you don’t have either, you bang the table,’” said Cruz. “Well, this afternoon, we’ve seen a whole lot of table banging.”
Cruz went on criticized the Democrats for disagreeing “with the president politically” but not “satisfying the constitutional standard” to remove him.
“At the end of the day, we’re in the same spot we were in when we began the day, which is the House articles of impeachment that were passed on a partisan basis, they don’t meet the constitutional standard,” Cruz said. “And that’s why the end of this process, after a fair proceeding — after hearing the arguments of the House managers, after hearing the arguments of the president — the end of this proceeding is going to be an acquittal because the House managers still can’t meet the constitutional threshold.”
After more than 12 hours of motion debate late Tuesday night, the Senate officially approved Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s impeachment rules after setting the stage for the third trial of a sitting Commander-in-Chief in US history.