Ted Cruz Claims Ukraine Meddled In 2016 US Election

The Daily Beast reports:

A week after Meet the Press host Chuck Todd accused Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) of pushing Russian propaganda on Ukraine, the NBC News anchor forcefully confronted GOP Sen. Ted Cruz over the Texas lawmaker’s belief that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election.

“I do. And I think there is considerable evidence,” Cruz replied. “You do?” Todd shot back, expressing shock. “You do?!”

The two would go back-and-forth over the evidence that the Ukraine government interfered in the election, with Cruz pointing to a 2016 op-ed by the Ukrainian ambassador criticizing Trump’s stance on Russian aggression against Ukraine as proof.

Politico reports:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Sunday dismissed the allegations House Democrats have made against President Trump and characterized the continuing impeachment inquiry as a baseless partisan attack. “This is a kangaroo court in the House,” Cruz said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“They’re going to impeach not because they have the evidence but because they hate the president,” he added. Cruz said Democrats said in their 55-page report release Saturday that the president does not have to violate a law to be impeached. “What garbage, what nonsense,” Cruz said.

Host Chuck Todd responded, “That is exactly why the impeachment was written into the Constitution. That’s exactly why the phrase ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ is in there because they did it before they even wrote our laws, sir.”