As Democrat presidential primary candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign continues to fall apart she made a desperate attempt to try and resurrect her campaign, except that it backfired on her and every Democrat in the Senate.
According to Republican Senator Ted Cruz Warren’s public stunt during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump resulted in getting a few holdout GOP Senators on board to vote “no” on witnesses.
Here is Warren’s question:
“The question from Sen. Warren is for the House managers,” Chief Justice Roberts began. “At a time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government, does the fact that the chief justice is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy of the chief justice, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution?” he read.
That question ticked a lot of GOP senators off and those on the fence of calling witnesses changed their minds.
Senator Cruz said over the weekend on his podcast, The Verdict that “Elizabeth Warren helped defeat the impeachment of the president of the United States.”
“That stunt helped deliver the votes of Lisa and Lamar,” he added, referring to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican.
Cruz appears to be correct because Senator Murkowski (R-AK) said after Warren’s question that it has “become clear some of my colleagues intend to further politicize this process, and drag the Supreme Court into the fray, while attacking the Chief Justice. I will not stand for nor support that effort. We have already degraded this institution for partisan political benefit, and I will not enable those who wish to pull down another.”
It appears that Murkowski was willing to allow new witnesses showing that “she is the adult in the room.” But, when Warren used the impeachment trial to demean the Senate and the Chief Justice it was the straw that broke the camels back.