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jeanvanier

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Albanian - Kosovo
Somebody please explain what may be an easily understood joke from Senator Lindsey Graham:

"If you killed Ted Cruz in the senate, and the trial was in the senate, nobody would convict you"

Edit: Thanks to GreenWhiteBlue for heads up about the misspelling.
 
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  • Myridon

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    English - US
    If you committed the murder of Ted Cruz with all the senators in the Senate as witnesses, the Senate would not say that you were guilty of a crime. The speaker suggests that they all would be happy that he was dead. They would not judge you or testify against you.
     

    GreenWhiteBlue

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    USA - English
    You have written the quote incorrectly. Senator Lindsey Graham (note the spelling of the name) actually said "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you."

    Ted Cruz is a Senator from Texas (that is, he is a member of the United States Senate.) The "floor of the Senate" means "inside the Senate Chamber while the Senate is conducting its business." Ted Cruz is not well-liked by other Senators. Graham's comment means that if the other Senators were to serve as the jury for a trial of someone accused of killing Ted Cruz, Cruz is so disliked that the other Senators would consider killing Cruz a justifiable act, and not a crime.
     

    jeanvanier

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    Albanian - Kosovo
    If you committed the murder of Ted Cruz with all the senators in the Senate as witnesses, the Senate would not say that you were guilty of a crime. The speaker suggests that they all would be happy that he was dead. They would not judge you or testify against you.
    Thanks <-----Additional comment removed by moderator (Florentia52)----->
     
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