I knew that assorted Democrats have complained about insurrection enthusiasts Proud Boy Lite Josh Hawley and Ayatollah Ted Cruz, but I did not realize that the Senate Ethics Committee had decided to investigate.
After multiple leading Democrats called for the two Republicans to resign, Cruz and Hawley’s challenge to President Joe Biden’s Electoral College win is now tied up in the opaque Senate Ethics Committee. And while Trump’s impeachment trial will conclude quickly, the probe into whether the two senators played a role in inciting the violent Capitol attack will unwind over an interminable timetable with little hint of where it is going.
The committee says nothing about its business until actions are taken. And it has a lot of business before it: Seven Democratic senators filed a complaint against the two GOP senators who led the effort to object to the election results, arguing that they ‘lent legitimacy” to the cause of those who invaded the Capitol. Hawley fired back with a counter complaint alleging “improper conduct” for partisan gain.
This could put us in the weird position of on a party-line vote that Lord Damp Nut gets away with inciting insurrection and these two chumps get nailed for it.