COOPER: Just a quick follow up. Donald Trump has said that George W. Bush didn’t keep this country safe because 9/11 happened on his watch. What’d you think when you heard that?
CRUZ: I thought it was ridiculous. I thought it was really painful. Listen, I like Donald. I am not going to engage in personal attacks, but I think his policy positions have not made any sense.
When he stood up and defended impeaching George W. Bush — that was his position. George W. Bush should have been impeached.
Listen, I’m a constitutionalist. My entire adult life has been spent defending the Constitution, defending the Bill of Rights. The standard for impeachment is high crimes and misdemeanors. He had no argument that George Bush committed any high crimes and misdemeanors. He just said on the stage it was a mistake.
You know, you don’t impeach people for things you say are a mistake. And, at the time that Donald Trump was promoting impeachment, look, that was the — those were the views of the Michael Moore’s of the extreme fever-swamp of the left. And, I have to say to see on a Republican presidential stage a candidate suggesting we should have impeached George W. Bush. I think that really draws into question the judgment of that candidate to be commander in chief.