Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Thursday was a “very consequential day” in the Senate trial Democrats waged to impeach President Donald Trump.
"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz contended, according to TheBlaze. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."
Dems knocking themselves out?
He stressed how House Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and other key Democrats keep on setting up Senate Republicans to disprove their arguments with overwhelming evidence every time they bring up their “zero evidence” claim.
"That proposition – that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma – is utterly and completely absurd, so, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case,” Cruz asserted. “Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this, and I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case."
It is argued that the more Democrats bring up Burisma, the deeper they bury themselves …
"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case,” Cruz pointed out. “Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant – he was always relevant – but critical now. They built the entire case – like a house of cards – on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma, and that's just absurd."
Cruz also emphasized on his new podcast how Democrats continue to shoot themselves in the foot.
"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidenceof corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz told Daily Wire co-host of his show, Verdict with Ted Cruz. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."
What are they thinking?
American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, who is representing Trump in the Senate impeachment trial, is dumbfounded about what he says was a critical error the Democrats have made by bringing up Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, in their arguments against the president.
The Christian attorney contends that his legal team’s only recourse is to bring up Hunter’s corrupt dealings with Burisma when he made millions of dollars, and his father’s threats to withhold funds from the Ukraine if they decided to go ahead with the corruption probe into his son’s shady business practices.
“Believe me, you'll hear about that issue,” Sekulow told reporters in Washington, D.C., Friday in anticipation of the Friday proceedings, according to Fox News.
"[F]or the life of me, [I can’t understand why Democrats] opened up the door, as wide as a double door, on the Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Burisma [Holdings] issue," the legal expert – who is also a guest commentator for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and Fox News – explained. "I guess they figured that was their way of getting ahead of it. We will address it."
But Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) argued in her presentation that there was “no legitimate basis” for the president to request Ukraine’s president to start an investigation of the Bidens – except for wanting to smear his Democratic rival’s name who was beating him in preliminary polls for the presidency.
“There was no basis for the investigation that the president was pursuing and pushing – none,” Garcia insisted, according to Fox. “He was doing it only for his political benefit.”
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) was glad to oblige Democrats and focus on the Bidens.
“[The House impeachment managers really] opened the door [for the Bidens to play a central role in the trial and become] material witnesses,” Hawley pointed out Friday, according to Fox. “If we're going to call witnesses, [Democrats] have made the case very successfully that we need to call Hunter Biden and probably Joe Biden.”
Regardless, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez continued to insist Democrats have an airtight case against Trump.
“The president’s guilt is indisputable and his actions are indefensible," Perez expressed in a statement, according to Fox. "The evidence against Trump is overwhelming, and his abuse of power is a clear and present danger to the future of our democracy. For those reasons, it is unconscionable for Senate Republicans to let Trump off the hook with a sham trial.”
He attempted to accuse Trump of not cooperating with the investigation – even though recordings of the president speaking with Ukraine’s president over the matter show no coercion or threat of withholding aid … not to mention the fact the foreign leader insisted Trump did not pressure him or threaten to hold back aid if he didn’t forward an investigation on the Bidens.
“Make no mistake: A trial without documents or witnesses is a cover-up,” Perez added. “If Trump is acquitted – after he has confessed and suggested he’d do it again – the Senate will have legitimized foreign interference in our elections and ruled it acceptable for our leaders to extort other countries for personal gain.”