Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz said the Democrats are “freaking out” about information leaking out about deceased sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s flight log list.
Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Cruz weighed on the Republican push to reveal Epstein’s full flight logs.
Sean Hannity asked Cruz why the Judiciary Committee Chairman and Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin would block the flight logs from being released.
Cruz responded by saying that while Durbin claimed not to have known “anything” about the Epstein logs, he pointed to the fact that the Illinois senator was at the hearings.
“Look, it’s an awfully good question,” Cruz began.
“A Fox News reporter asked him in the hall of the Senate why Dick Durbin and the Senate Democrats were blocking the flight logs of Jeffrey Epstein’s planes.”
“And he claimed, ‘I don’t know anything about it. I wasn’t there. I don’t know about it,’” Cruz stated.
“On my podcast yesterday, I played the video and said ‘Yes, you were there. You’re the one.’”
“It was my colleague Marsha Blackburn. She introduced an amendment that I joined that would have subpoenaed the flight logs and said we need to see who was on that plane,” he said.
“If there are prominent politicians who were involved in molesting young girls, we need to know – don’t protect them.”
“And I gotta say the Democrats are freaking out,” Cruz said.
“He literally blocked all amendments. And in my view, Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, we ought to keep pushing to say we’re going to vote on the record.”
“If you are covering up for someone who is engaged in molesting children, we’re going to expose it,” Cruz added.
Cruz asked Hannity if he had seen the viral painting in Epstein’s Manhattan living room, to which Hannity stated that he hadn’t.
The Texas Senator then described the painting, noting it would traumatize him.
“He had – it’s really horrible. He had a painting of Bill Clinton in a blue dress wearing red pump high heels hanging on his wall,” Cruz said.
“It’s traumatizing. If you Google it, you’re going to hate the image.”
“That’s what Epstein had on his wall,” he said.
“Maybe that explains why Dick Durbin and the Democrats don’t want to subpoena those flight logs. They’re not going to like what they find in them,” Cruz stated.
In November, Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn called out Durbin for blocking her request for a subpoena regarding Eptstines’ flight logs.
Blackburn stated that Democrats didn’t want to “have a conversation about the estate of Jeffrey Epstein to find out the names of every person who participated in Jeffrey Epstein’s human trafficking ring.
On Monday, Republican Rep. Tim Burchett wrote a letter to the House Oversight Committee requesting Chairman James Comer subpoena the flight logs while slamming Democrat senators who blocked Blackburn’s request.