Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham violate their oath to be neutral jurors by visiting Trump’s legal professionals
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) violated their oaths to be impartial jurors by visiting Trump’s attorneys 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, which states: “I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will be impartial according to the Constitution and law on all matters relating to the forthcoming trial of ____ 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 lawsuit, 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 / Executive 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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