Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a prominent Republican voice, didn’t hold back his criticism of U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as the special counsel for the Hunter Biden criminal probe. This choice has stirred strong emotions, and Cruz’s skepticism could be attributed to Weiss’s role in a controversial plea agreement for Hunter Biden that was ultimately rejected by a federal judge.
Cruz expressed his concerns during an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” The senator labeled the appointment “disgraceful” and saw it as an attempt to obscure the truth. He outlined two possible scenarios: Weiss either actively participated in covering up criminal activity to protect Joe Biden, which would imply obstruction of justice, or he was complicit in a partisan effort to shield Biden from scrutiny.
Calling for another special counsel, Cruz noted that a comprehensive investigation into Joe Biden’s involvement and the $20 million his family received during his vice presidency is yet to occur. This sentiment of doubt isn’t limited to Cruz alone; other Republicans have voiced their skepticism about Garland’s choice.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith criticized the appointment, labeling it an attempt to downplay the Biden family’s alleged corruption. Smith drew attention to Weiss’s involvement in a dismissed plea agreement for Hunter Biden. Similarly, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer suggested that the Biden Justice Department is attempting to obstruct congressional oversight of the Biden family’s financial dealings.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina criticized the appointment as a misguided political move that might exacerbate the situation rather than alleviate it. He questioned whether Weiss’s team could impartially investigate the Hunter Biden-Joe Biden matter.
Critics view the appointment of Weiss as an attempt to protect the Biden family and their alleged influence-peddling endeavors. Hunter Biden’s plea deal, which included immunity for past crimes and was rejected by a federal judge, has raised suspicions of political privilege.
In a climate where skepticism runs high and questions about transparency persist, Cruz and other Republicans are vocalizing their concerns over the motivations behind the appointment of Weiss. The complex interplay of legal decisions, immunity provisions, and the political environment has fueled suspicions of a cover-up and continues to be a topic of intense debate among conservatives.