I’m sure Nancy Pelosi thought she was being clever when she began repeating the mantra that President Donald Trump “will be impeached forever.”
But Pelosi is not more clever than Sen. Ted Cruz. And the Texas Republican just proved reminded us all of that in an epic way.
Cruz mocked House Speaker Pelosi’s “impeached forever” slogan this week, noting that by the time the Senate is done with impeachment proceedings, Trump will be “acquitted forever of these bogus charges.”
His comments came during an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures.
Cruz speculated that President Trump’s impeachment will not be dismissed without a trial, but then gave a reason why he may actually prefer the impeachment not be dismissed outright: “I think dismissing this case is a much less attractive option than rendering final judgment and acquitting the president,” Cruz told Bartiromo.
Cruz gave two reasons why he prefers to let the impeachment process run its course: “Number one, if you do a dismissal, a dismissal doesn’t reach the merits,” Cruz said. “An acquittal, a verdict of not guilty, that verdict stands for all time.”
The senator then specifically called out Pelosi. “Nancy Pelosi is going out on TV crowing that the president has been impeached forever,” he said. “Well, when we get to final judgment, the president will have been acquitted forever of these bogus impeachment charges. That’s a much better outcome for the president and for the country.”