Cruz on reported Kavanaugh allegations: There's nobody Democrats don't want to impeach

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves Florida sheriff asks for new leads in disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband after Netflix's 'Tiger King' drops MORE (R-Texas) said the attention to the recent New York Times report on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughWisconsin Democrats chair bashes Supreme Court decision on voting: 'I am about to explode' Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin from extending absentee voting deadline A woman accuses Biden of sexual assault — and few liberals listen MORE reflects the "shameful circus" from the Senate hearing last year.

The Texas senator told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosEsper faces tough questions on dismissal of aircraft carrier's commander Pentagon chief says military moving toward face coverings Actress Ali Wentworth, wife of ABC's George Stephanopoulos, tests positive for coronavirus: 'Pure misery' MORE on ABC's "This Week" that he thinks the Democratic candidates will call for impeachment to rile their base.

"I bet you, the next Democratic debate, they'll all be saying, 'Impeach Kavanaugh. Impeach Trump,'" Cruz said. "There's nobody they don't want to impeach. And at some point, they just have to let the anger go and recognize that the democratic process actually moves on."

Cruz defended the way the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which he serves, handled the proceedings following the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh from Christine Blasey Ford, who testified.

"At the end of the day, we listened to the evidence. We listened to all of the potential corroborating witnesses for Dr. Ford. The FBI interviewed them, examined them. Their testimony did not corroborate her allegations," he said. "And at the end of the day, I think this is The New York Times just being bitter-enders."

The senator also accused the newspaper of digging up bad history on the Supreme Court justice.

"I think this article just shows the obsession with the far left with trying to smear Justice Kavanaugh by going 30 years back with anonymous sources," Cruz said. "It really is another sign of how nasty and divided the time is today."

The New York Times published an article Saturday in which a male classmate said he witnessed Kavanaugh expose himself and press his genitals against a woman without her consent at a party. The newspaper found the incident was not investigated by the FBI.

In response to the article, presidential candidate Julián Castro has called for Kavanaugh's impeachment.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE remained by Kavanaugh's side and chided Democrats and the media for their treatment of the Supreme Court justice. 

Kavanaugh has denied all of the allegations he has faced, calling them politically motivated, and he declined to answer questions about the new allegations to the Times on Saturday.