Ted Cruz goes after Donald Trump for attacking George W. Bush

Source: CBS News | February 15, 2016 | Rebecca Shabad

Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday said Donald Trump’s openness to the idea of impeaching President George W. Bush for the Iraq war was “an extreme and radical position.”

Speaking to reporters ahead of a rally in Aiken, South Carolina, Cruz went after Trump’s comments from the CBS News GOP presidential debate on Saturday night in which he attacked the former president.

“On Saturday, one of the strangest moments was when Donald Trump repeatedly attacked George W. Bush and defended his position seeking to impeach George W. Bush,” Cruz said Monday. “Now, when he was arguing for the impeachment of George W. Bush, that was not a reasonable position. That was an extreme and radical position and Trump on the debate stage said, well, he thinks George W. Bush made a mistake in Iraq.”

“Well, under the constitution, you do not impeach a president for a mistake. The constitutional standard for impeachment is high crimes and misdemeanors,” Cruz added.


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