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
© Aaron Schwartz

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump argues full Supreme Court needed to settle potential election disputes Press: Notorious RBG vs Notorious GOP The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Washington on edge amid SCOTUS vacancy MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday that “of course” it was inappropriate for President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE to call for Chinese officials to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' 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 GiulianiThe Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting CIA found Putin 'probably directing' campaign against Biden: report Democrats fear Russia interference could spoil bid to retake Senate 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.