Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday expressed confidence that former President Donald Trump will be acquitted in the U. S. Senate’s second impeachment trial.
“I think the end result of this impeachment trial is crystal clear to everybody … Donald Trump will be acquitted,” Cruz said, according to The Hill. “And every person in the senate chamber understands there are not the votes to convict him.”
The Texas Republican’s remark came after House impeachment managers rested their case in the upper chamber’s trial by showing additional video evidence of last month’s U. S. Capitol riot, which left five people dead, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer. House impeachment managers charged that Trump incited the attack, and if convicted, the former president would be barred from running for the White House ever again.
In addition to Cruz, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that he believes Trump will ultimately escape conviction, despite being unimpressed with the former president’s legal defense team.
“I think his team will do better, can do better,” Graham told reporters. “I reinforced to the president, the case …