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Cruz, Cornyn Comment Following Trump Acquittal

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Both Texas senators are offering their thoughts after former President Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate of inciting an insurrection.

Senator John Cornyn voted against convicting Trump and released a statement that described impeaching a private citizen as “a bridge too far.” Senator Ted Cruz also voted to acquit Trump and he described the impeachment effort as “merely a rushed act of partisan retribution.”

However, seven Republican senators voted to convict Trump including Bill Cassidy from Louisiana.

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