On Sunday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had critical words for Donald Trump over his call for a Chinese investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden.
Earlier in the month, the President suggested, “China should start an investigation into the Bidens.”
From Fox News:
[Trump] said he hadn’t previously asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to investigate the former vice president and his son Hunter, but it’s “certainly something we could start thinking about.”
On CBS program Face the Nation, Ted was asked if the idea was kosher.
The senator was clear:
“Of course not. Elections in the U.S. should be decided by Americans, and it’s not the business of foreign countries, any foreign countries, to be interfering in our elections.”
Many in the GOP have downplayed the Commander-in-Chief’s remarks, but Ted shot straight — he sees it all as electoral interference.
“[F]oreign countries should stay out of [U.S. elections]. That’s true for Russia, that’s true for Ukraine, that’s true for China, that’s true for all of them. It should be the American people deciding elections.”
Nevertheless, Donald’s keeping the fires burning:
Where’s Hunter? He has totally disappeared! Now looks like he has raided and scammed even more countries! Media is AWOL.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2019
Ted’s less than impressed by Trump’s international comments on the Bidens, but he’s open to the Justice Department doing its job:
“I have long advocated that the Justice Department should enforce the law, should investigate corruption, should investigate violations of law, regardless of party. … If there’s credible evidence of a violation of law, yes, they should investigate. And I’ll tell you what I have called for: I think President Trump wisely released the transcript of his conversation with the Ukrainian government. I think that was good, because a lot of what the Democrats had been raising, alleging an illegal quid pro quo, was not, in fact, backed up by the transcript. But I think, actually, the administration should do the exact same thing for Joe Biden — that it should release the transcripts of Joe Biden’s conversations with Ukraine — use the same standard for President Trump and Joe Biden, and let the American people read the transcripts and decide.”
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