Seven Democrats are facing one investigation that could tear the party apart
The fallout continues to spread from the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
But now it’s Democrats who are on the defensive.
And now seven Democrats are facing one investigation that could tear the party apart.
Seven Democrat Senators, including Rhode Island’s Sheldon Whitehouse, recommended the Senate Ethics Committee investigate Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz for supposedly inciting the January 6 riot at the Capitol by challenging the Electoral College results in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
Democrats Tim Kaine, Mazie Hirono, Ron Wyden, Tina Smith, Richard Blumenthal, and Sherrod Brown joined Whitehouse in demanding the Senate censure or expel Hawley and Cruz.
But Senator Hawley fought back and sent a letter of his own to the Ethics Committee recommending they investigate the seven Democrats for trying to punish two colleagues for a lawful action taken in accordance with the Constitution.
“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’s letter stated.
Senator Hawley added that he would not respond in kind and demand these Democrats resign from the Senate because he supports a free and open exchange of political ideas.
“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 continued. “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.”
Democrats and their allies in the Fake News Media have Senators Hawley and Cruz marked for destruction.
They are worried that Hawley and Cruz are strong 2024 contenders who have the ability to mobilize Donald Trump’s 75,000,000 voters and mount an effective campaign to win back the White House for the GOP.