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Cruz: 'Of course' it's not appropriate to ask China to investigate Bidens

Cruz: 'Of course' it's not appropriate to ask China to investigate Bidens
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFormer CEO Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia GOP gubernatorial convention The Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel Cheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday that “of course” it was inappropriate for President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE to call for Chinese officials to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up T package Overnight Energy: 5 takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline attack | Colonial aims to 'substantially' restore pipeline operations by end of week | Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE and his son.

Cruz was responding to a question on CBS's “Face the Nation” from host Margaret Brennan, who asked the Texas senator whether Trump’s call for Beijing to investigate the Bidens was appropriate amid his own criticisms of Beijing for human rights abuses.

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“Of course not,” Cruz responded, adding “elections in the United States should be decided by Americans and it’s not the business of foreign countries to be interfering in our elections.”

Brennan went on to ask Cruz if Trump’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiMichael Cohen on Giuliani's legal fees: He won't get 'two cents' from Trump Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says client had 'Foxitis,' 'Foxmania' Giuliani lays off staffers: report MORE should testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding his “shadow foreign policy” on Trump’s behalf in Ukraine.

“I don’t know what Rudy’s been saying, I do know that we should decide our elections,” Cruz responded. “I think it’d make a lot of sense for Rudy to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

Cruz demurred on whether the Justice Department should investigate Biden, saying  “I believe the Justice Department should investigate violations of law."

"If there's credible evidence of a violation of law, yes, they should investigate, and I'll tell you what I have called for," Cruz added.

He also called for transcripts to be made available of Biden’s conversations with Ukrainian officials from his time as vice president.