IN MARCH 2020, Senator Ted Cruz decided to launch a podcast called “Verdict.” Together with Michael Knowles, they analyze current political events and entertain their viewers with different anecdotes. In a recent episode, the legislator attacked the left and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for “embracing violence,” talked about his next book, and predicted what could happen with China and Taiwan.
Cruz, who has represented Texas since 2013 as a senator, lamented that today’s left “embraces violence” and linked this behavior to Joe Biden’s administration.
Ted Cruz vs. the Department of Justice
“We saw that with Merrick Garland ordering the FBI to investigate parents as domestic terrorists, we saw that with Merrick Garland refusing to prosecute protesters at the homes of Supreme Court justices despite an explicit federal criminal statute that makes it a crime to protest at a judge’s house while a case is pending,” Cruz commented.
He lamented that the White House Press Secretary urges people to continue protesting at judges’ homes. “In our nation’s history, I’m not aware of another situation in which the White House press secretary has urged the American people to commit a federal crime,” he continued.
Ted Cruz pointed to the particular case of Brett Kavanaugh, who suffered an assassination attempt in June. “That would have been an assassination, but not just an assassination. An assassination done with an explicit intent to prevent the court from ruling on a pending case because of the illegal leak, which again democrats refused to condemn,” he said.
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In addition, he commented that it is not just the Department of Justice, which he pointed to below, but that this has become a pattern among Democrats.
“When you have district attorneys who won’t prosecute crime, who release violent criminals, who get into office with the stated purpose of releasing violent criminals. What the left understood is you undermine our entire system of justice. You know an elected prosecutor has vast power. They have the power of whom to prosecute. There’s an old saying that a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich”, argued the senator.
“The other piece that is every bit as dangerous is they can choose whom not to prosecute, and we see this in the Department of Justice. Whether it is targeting parents because they dare speak up against sexual assaults in schools and critical race theory”, he said.
Specifically, Cruz anticipated that his next book —Justice Corrupted: How The Left Weaponized Our Legal System —would deal exclusively with this topic. The book will be released in October 2022.
Back to the Department of Justice’s selectivity, he exemplified his point in the Hunter Biden case. “At this point, it boggles the mind what exactly would Hunter Biden have to do and film himself doing for this profoundly political department of justice to say ‘okay enough already.’”
As for this particular case, he noted that the November election could have an interesting but limited effect.
“If we have congressional majorities. I hope we see congress investigating this now it’s going to be incumbent on republicans to actually do something and to have the courage to get into this stuff. But even if congress investigates, it’s only the Department of Justice or a local prosecutor that can bring criminal charges. The legislature doesn’t have the ability to bring criminal charges, only the executive can. As long as we have a lawless executive, the criminal law will be used as a weapon rather than a fair principle to hold everyone accountable”, he concluded.