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A group of Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint against Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz on Thursday calling for an investigation to determine whether the pair coordinated with the organizers of the Jan. 6 pro-Trump rally that preceded the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The Senate Ethics Committee “should also offer recommendations for strong disciplinary action, including up to expulsion or censure, if warranted by the facts uncovered,” the seven Democrats, led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., said in a letter to the committee’s chair and vice-chair.
Hawley, R-Mo., and Cruz, R-Texas, had announced in the days before the riot that they would object to vote counts in states former President Donald Trump falsely claimed to have won during the Jan. 6 electoral vote count, which “amplified claims of election fraud that had resulted in threats of violence against state and local officials around the country,” the letter said.
“The question the Senate must answer is not whether Sens. Hawley and Cruz had the right to the object to the electors, but whether the senators failed to ‘[p]ut loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to persons, party, or Government department’ or engaged in ‘improper conduct reflecting on the Senate’ in connection with the violence on January 6,” the letter said.