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Politics 7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

08:30  22 january  2021
08:30  22 january  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Seven Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint on Thursday against Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas and called for the Ethics Committee to investigate how their objections to the Electoral College votes on January 6 may have contributed to inciting the

WASHINGTON — Seven Democratic senators are calling for the chamber’s ethics panel to Ted Cruz ’s objection to Arizona’s electoral votes before the Capitol riots, which they say “lend “By proceeding with their objections to the electors after the violent attack, Senators Cruz and Hawley

Josh Hawley wearing a suit and tie: Josh Hawley is the subject of an ethics complaint from seven Democratic senators. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images © Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Josh Hawley is the subject of an ethics complaint from seven Democratic senators. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
  • Seven Democratic senators have now called for a probe into Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz's role in the Capitol siege.
  • The Democrats filed an ethics complaint to investigate if Hawley's and Cruz's objections to the Electoral College vote on January 6 contributed to the violence that led to five deaths.
  • Cruz and Hawley have previously faced criticism and pressure to resign from other lawmakers.
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Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College vote on January 6 and whether or not their actions contributed to the Capitol siege.

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Ted Cruz , speak after Republicans objected to certifying the Electoral College votes from Arizona at the U.S. Capitol , on Jan 6. “When Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley announced they would object to the counting of state-certified electors on January 6, 2021, they amplified claims of election

The Democratic senators said Cruz and Hawley announced their intentions to object even though they knew that claims of election fraud were “ Their actions lend credence to the insurrectionists’ cause and set the stage for future violence. And both senators used their objections for political

The probe was requested on Thursday in an ethics complaint by Democratic Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Ron Wyden, Tina Smith, Richard Blumenthal, Mazie Hirono, Tim Kaine, and Sherrod Brown.

"The Senate Ethics Committee should open an investigation into the actions of Senators Hawley and Cruz, and perhaps others as the investigation may reveal, in order to protect the integrity, safety, and reputation of the Senate," they wrote in the complaint.

They also said: "Their actions lend credence to the insurrectionists' cause and set the stage for future violence. And both senators used their objections for political fundraising."

The senators asked that the committee offer disciplinary recommendations "including up to expulsion or censure."

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Seven Democratic senators have asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “ to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Seven Senate Democrats are urging the Ethics Committee to open an investigation into GOP Sens. Hawley moved forward with this Pennsylvania objection even after the attack. The ethics complaint comes as several Democratic senators have called on Cruz and Hawley to resign from the Senate.

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Hawley called the complaint "a flagrant abuse of the Senate ethics process and a flagrant attempt to exact partisan revenge" in a statement on Thursday.

A Cruz spokeswoman told the Associated Press: "It is unfortunate that some congressional Democrats are disregarding President Biden's call for unity and are instead playing political games by filing frivolous ethics complaints against their colleagues."

On January 6, supporters of President Donald Trump breached the US Capitol and clashed with law enforcement, halting the joint session of Congress as lawmakers were debating challenges to electoral votes.

Seven Senate Democrats request ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley over Capitol riot

  Seven Senate Democrats request ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley over Capitol riot Seven Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint on Thursday against Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas and called for the Ethics Committee to investigate how their objections to the Electoral College votes on January 6 may have contributed to inciting the violent Capitol insurrection. © Getty Images "The Senate Ethics Committee should open an investigation into the actions of Senators Hawley and Cruz, and perhaps others as investigation may reveal, in order to protect the integrity, safety, and reputation of the Senate," Democratic Sens.

Lawmakers have gathered to continue certifying Electoral College votes for the 2020 race, reconvening at the Capitol hours after a massive While a number of GOP lawmakers had planned to object to the vote certification, alleging irregularities in the presidential race, asked about the matter

The Senate contingent led by Texas senator Ted Cruz , and Missouri senator Josh Hawley , faced demands from Democrats to resign or be expelled from the Senate. Initially, more than a dozen Republican senators had objected, but some withdrew their protest after the siege of the Capitol .

Critics, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have called on Hawley and Cruz to resign.

Many Republicans abandoned their plans to dispute the election results following the violence, but Hawley and Cruz pushed forward in an effort that would have been futile but gained them points with Trump's base.

Sen. Joe Manchin previously said that the Senate should consider using the 14th Amendment to remove Cruz and Hawley.

The 14th Amendment says that no lawmaker holding office "shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability."

Then-President Donald Trump has also been criticized for inciting the mob. The House has since impeached Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection. The Senate will soon hold a trial and vote on whether to convict the former president.

So far, there have been 169 people charged in the Capitol insurrection.

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Josh Hawley Calls Out Liberals' 'Lie' That He Wanted to Overturn Election, Incited Violence .
The Republican senator said he is "not going to back down," and claimed he was within political right to challenge the election results.In an interview with Life, Liberty & Levin host Mark Levin scheduled to aired on Sunday, Hawley said: "What the liberals have said is, 'Because you did that, you effectively incited violence [January 6]. That's a lie. They know it's a lie. They said, 'He wanted to overturn the election.' That's a lie. They know that it's a lie.

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