Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said over the weekend that Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, should testify before the Senate Judiciary committee.
During a Sunday interview on CBS, host Margaret Brennan asked Cruz if it was “appropriate” for Trump to ask China to interfere in the 2020 U.S. election by investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“Look, of course not,” Cruz replied without hesitation. “Elections in the U.S. should be decided by Americans. It’s not the business of foreign countries, any foreign countries to interfere in our elections.”
Brennan noted that Giuliani has been conducting a “shadow foreign policy” by asking countries to find dirt on Biden and his son.
“Foreign countries should stay out of American elections,” Cruz insisted. “That’s true for Russia, Ukraine, China. It should be the American people deciding elections. I don’t know what Rudy has been saying. I do know that we should decide our elections and the American people should make the decisions.”
“You want him to testify before your committee?” Brennan pressed.
“I think it would make a lot of sense for Rudy to testify,” Cruz agreed. “That’s ultimately a question for the committee chairman. I would like to, yes.”
Watch the video below from CBS.
‘American hero’ Marie Yovanovitch gets standing ovation ‘drowning out and effectively answering’ GOP’s ‘limp objections’
'Poignant and Perfect'
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was heralded with a standing ovation as her five-plus hours of calm and patriotic testimony ended and House Republicans tried to commandeer the last whiffs of Friday's impeachment proceedings.
Republicans demanded they be given extra time to speak as the hearing was gaveled to a close, claiming they had been disparaged and had the right to respond.
They did not.
As she stood and began to walk away, audience members in the gallery cheered, and gave Ambassador Yovanovitch a standing ovation.
‘This is not about tweets!’ GOP lawmaker deflects wildly when asked about Trump’s attacks on Yovanovitch
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on Friday was not happy to be asked about President Donald Trump's tweets attacking former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
During a press conference that occurred after the day's impeachment hearings, Stefanik tried to make the case that nothing in Yovanovitch's testimony provided any reason to impeach the president.
She was thrown off her game, however, when a reporter asked her whether the president's tweet harmed her party's ability to send a consistent message.
"We're not here to talk about tweets but impeachable offenses!" she angrily replied. "Let me answer your question. These hearings are not about tweets. They are about impeachment of the president of United States. This is a constitutional matter."
‘I demand to speak!’ Republican bursts into anger over Adam Schiff’s closing remarks
Republican Rep. Mike Conaway (TX) was not pleased that House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) got the last word at the second public impeachment hearing on Friday.
During his closing remarks, Schiff said Trump had engaged in "an effort to coerce, condition or bribe a foreign country into doing [his] dirty work."
"The fact that they failed in this solicitation of bribery doesn’t make it any less bribery. Doesn’t make it any less immoral or corrupt. It just means it was unsuccessful. And to that we owe other dedicated public servants who blew the whistle. Had they not blown the whistle we wouldn’t be here and I think it is appalling that my colleagues continue to want to out this whistleblower so that he or she can be punished by this president," Schiff said.