Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s perspective on the inquiry into Hunter Biden’s activities has undergone a significant transformation, leading to controversy. In September of last year, Cruz and other Republicans drafted a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, urging him to appoint U.S. Attorney David Weiss as a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden. However, when Garland fulfilled their request and named Weiss as special counsel, Cruz strongly criticized the decision, deeming it “highly inappropriate.”
Cruz accused Weiss of participating in concealing alleged wrongdoing by Hunter Biden and safeguarding President Joe Biden, though he failed to mention that he was one of the individuals who recommended Weiss for the position. Cruz contended that Weiss was either complicit in covering up the alleged misconduct or ineffective in preventing the investigation from being politically motivated to protect Joe Biden. Additionally, Cruz called for the impeachment of both Joe Biden and Garland, along with Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.
Senator Marsha Blackburn, who also endorsed the letter advocating for Weiss’s appointment as special counsel, joined Cruz in denouncing Weiss. She described Weiss as a “collaborator” and raised doubts about his involvement in a plea deal negotiated with Hunter Biden. Blackburn accused Weiss of offering leniency and questioned the underlying motivations behind Weiss’s appointment as special counsel.
In June, Weiss coordinated a plea deal with Hunter Biden for two federal misdemeanor charges related to taxes. However, Hunter Biden later decided to plead not guilty instead of accepting the deal in July.
This situation has brought attention to the political divide and shifting dynamics surrounding the investigation into Hunter Biden’s actions. It has also revealed the intricate connection between politicians’ public statements and their reactions when those statements are put into action.