Cruz denounces Trump's call for China to probe Bidens

Source: Politico | October 13, 2019 | Quint Forgey

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) denounced President Donald Trump’s call for China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, becoming one of only a handful of Republican senators to openly criticize the brazen request for foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election.

“Of course not,” Cruz told host Margaret Brennan during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that aired Sunday, when asked whether it were appropriate for Trump to ask Beijing to probe the Biden family.

“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,” he continued.


Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) refused to answer reporters’ questions on the topic during an exchange that went viral. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) was also mocked on social media for her evasive reply to a voter at a town hall. And Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) both suggested Trump was either joking or not serious.

But Cruz wasn’t equivocal, asserting that “foreign 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,” he said. “It should be the American people deciding elections.”

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  •  ConservativeGranny #32442

    Well well well. Cruz does a 180. He must smell blood in the water and perhaps a vacancy in the GOP line up for 2020. Funny what will move a politician to suddenly find their morality.

     EVERYDAY #32447

    Cruz boarded the Trump Train when he felt he needed Trump’s support to win re-election to the senate. In doing so, Cruz basically threw over his supporters who defended him against the onslaught of lies and deceit perpetrated by Trump and his pals that ultimately derailed Cruz’ presidential bid. I used to be one of those supporters, but now that I have been reminded that Cruz is just as deceitful as any other politician, he should not expect my vote should he decide to run for president again. Getting off the Trump Train won’t make me a believer again. Cruz cannot be trusted. Too bad. He could have done great things.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  EVERYDAY.
     ConservativeGranny #32452

    I agree and feel the same.

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