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Ted Cruz’s lengthy pardon tweetstorm is just sad

The senator wants us to know that he knows stuff about pardons.

 

David Covucci

Tech

Published Jun 5, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 2:18 pm CDT

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) went on a lengthy, midnight tweetstorm last night, attempting to defend his silence over President Donald Trump‘s claim that he could pardon himself.

Cruz was pressed about the matter in the Senate hallways on Monday, after Trump rollicked the political world by tweeting that numerous legal scholars agree he is essentially above the law.

Naturally, sites jumped at Cruz being quiet over Trump. Ted Cruz was “speechless,” wrote CNN.

It got even worse for Cruz when people on Twitter noted that Cruz had, in fact, studied presidential pardons. Cruz even wrote an article as recently as 2015 on the presidential pardon.

And Cruz, who does not take too kindly to being dunked on, couldn’t let it stand, going on a 17-tweet spree, letting everyone know that first off, despite saying he wasn’t an expert on pardons, he is an expert on pardons, and also screw you, you losers.

Cruz then delved into the question at hand—parsing the Constitution as well as the now infamous 1970 opinion where the Department of Justice said the president didn’t have the authority to grant himself a pardon—before saying the matter was essentially unsettled.

But back to the REAL matter at hand: journalists reporting what occurred and people making fun of him.

He went after people calling him out for having said he hadn’t studied the pardon power, despite proof that he had.

Cruz concluded his lengthy diatribe by letting everyone know they’re stupid for even bothering to talk about this.

Suck it, everyone, is apparently the official stance of the senator from Texas.

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*First Published: Jun 5, 2018, 8:32 am CDT