Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is calling for former Director of the Department of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe to be appointed as special counsel to investigate allegations of corruption involving Democrat President Joe Biden and his family.
Cruz revealed that he is pushing for Ratcliffe’s appointment during an episode of his “Verdict” podcast.
The senator explained the need for a special counsel to lead the various Biden investigations who isn’t “a patsy for the president and the party in power.”
“They ought to appoint someone like John Ratcliffe,” Cruz said while discussing the mounting evidence that is stacking up against the Biden family.
“John Ratcliffe was former acting U.S. Attorney in Texas, was head of the Department of National Intelligence, was a U.S. congressman.
“Now John is a conservative Republican.
“John is a real prosecutor,” Cruz asserted.
“If John Ratcliffe were appointed special counsel to investigate Merrick Garland for lying under oath and obstruction of justice, to investigate Hunter Biden, and most significantly to investigate Joe Biden, if John Ratcliffe were appointed, it would scare the living crap out of Joe Biden, out of Hunter Biden, out of Merrick Garland, out of every partisan Democrat because you’d actually have a prosecutor willing to follow the facts,” Cruz added.
Cruz made the call after taking a shot at Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss.
As Slay News reported, Weiss was appointed as special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation last week.
However, the move to appoint Weiss as special counsel has led to allegations of another cover-up by Biden’s weaponized Justice Department.
Cruz slammed Weiss for “dragging his feet long enough that he gave a significant degree of immunity to everyone who broke the law here.”
“Under the DOJ rules, David Weiss’s appointment is illegal,” Cruz said.
“The special counsel is designed to be someone from outside of government and that’s not an accident.
“So there’s a reason for that,” Cruz noted.
“You appoint a special counsel when there’s a conflict of interest within the Department of Justice.
“When it’s not possible for DOJ to fairly investigate it, you appoint someone from outside the government who can actually take it on and be fair and impartial.”
Cruz noted that special counsels are typically former prosecutors who are outside the government and who are from the opposing political party.