Texas Senator Ted Cruz believes there are “multiple grounds” for impeachment against President Joe Biden in 2022.
Cruz, along with Michael Knowles and Liz Wheeler, discussed former President Donald Trump’s impeachment and the future of Biden’s presidency during the show Verdict with Ted Cruz, on December 31, 2021.
Knowles joked that he expects the Democrats to attempt to impeach Trump again and went as far as to say even if he died the Democrats would find a way to impeach him.
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He then asked Cruz whether a Republican House of Representatives would ever impeach Biden. Cruz said he believed there was a chance it could happen and argued the Democrats had “crossed the line” with the attempted impeachments of Trump.
He added that if the Republicans took back the House of Representatives, impeachment could follow against Biden in 2022.
Cruz said: “I do think there is a chance of that, whether it is justified or not, as we talked about when Verdict launched, the Democrats weaponized impeachment.
“They used it for partisan purposes to go after Trump because they disagreed with him.
“One of the real disadvantages of doing that, and it is something you and I talked about at great length, the more you weaponize it and turn it into a partisan cudgel, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
“I said at the time, when we have a Democratic president and a Republican House, you can expect an impeachment proceeding, that is not how impeachment is meant to work.
“But I think the Democrats crossed that line.”
Cruz highlighted that Biden’s actions on immigration could be a justification for impeachment and claimed there could be other reasons.
He continued: “I think there are potentially multiple grounds to consider for impeachment. Probably the most compelling is the utter lawlessness of President Biden’s refusal to enforce the border.
“His decision to just defy federal immigration laws and allow 2 million people to come here unimpeded in direct contravention of his obligation under Article Two of the Constitution to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
“That is probably the strongest grounds right now for impeachment but there may be others. Because the Democrats decided this is just another tool in the partisan war chest I think there is a real risk that this turnabout will be fair play.”
Cruz also said he remained very optimistic that the Republicans would take back the House. He put the odds of this happening at 90/10 and said “it may even be higher than that.” He added that he believes those in Washington believe the Republicans are going to take the House.
Regarding the evenly split Senate, he put the odds at 50/50. He noted he thinks it is going to be a good year but “it’s a bad map” as the Republicans have more vulnerable Republican seats up in 2022 in the Senate than there are vulnerable Democrat seats.