For a guy who complains about being muzzled, he won’t shut up, and keeps making a bee-line for any mic he spots:
“The idea that one Senator who disagrees with another Senator can therefore have that Senator punished, sanctioned, censured, or removed is utterly antithetical to our democracy and the very idea of open, lawful debate,” Hawley (R-Mo.) wrote in a letter to the seven Democrats…
“In light of the shameful abuse of the ethics process you have deliberately engaged in, I have considered whether I should call for you to resign or be expelled from the Senate,” Hawley wrote to the seven Democrats. “But I continue to believe in the First Amendment, which the US Supreme Court has repeatedly said protects even ‘offensive’ and malicious speech, such as yours.”
It’s the classic, “Your mother is a slut and your father’s a drunk, but I’m not one to gossip” gambit.
He’s shameless. But that’s some really powerful sounding nonsense, which will surely play well with the snake-handlers back in Possum Hollar, Missouri.