Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) violated their oaths to be an impartial juror by visiting Trump’s lawyers during the impeachment process.
Cruz visited Trump’s lawyers:
New to @MSNBC: Ted Cruz visited the Trump defense team room during Senate hiatus.
– Kyle Griffin (@ kylegriffin1) February 12, 2021
Lindsey Graham also:
. @ LindseyGrahamSC leaves the Senate and goes into the room with Trump’s lawyers. They actually pulled him off the floor
– John Bresnahan (@bresreports) February 12, 2021
Both Cruz and Graham didn’t answer questions when they left the meeting.
All senators take an oath to administer impartial justice that states, “I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will be impartial according to the Constitution and law in all matters relating to the trial of ____ now pending I’ll do justice so help me God. ”
Cruz and Graham have both violated their oath to be an impartial juror. If this were a legal process, they would be expelled from the jury. At the very least, both senators should be disciplined by the Senate. Trump’s attorney threatened Republican senators with primary challenges, and Republicans aren’t even trying to pretend they’re interested in seeking impartial justice for Trump’s attempted overthrow of the government.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association