Hawley rips Senate Democrats for ethics complaint, says they’re ‘trying to silence dissent’

Hawley rips Senate Democrats for ethics complaint, says they’re ‘trying to silence dissent’

Sen.
Josh
Hawley,
R-Mo.,
fired
back
Thursday
after
a
group
of
left-leaning
lawmakers
called
for
an
investigation
into
whether
his
objection
to
the
2020

presidential
election
results
violated
the
upper
chamber’s
ethics
guidelines.

Hawley
and
Sen.
Ted
Cruz,
R-Tx.,
drew
bipartisan
criticism
in
recent
days
after
they
objected
to
Electoral
College
results
in
battleground
states
on
Jan.
6,
the
same
day
that
pro-Trump
rioters
stormed
the
U.S.
Capitol.
In
a
complaint
filed
with
the
Senate
Ethics
Committee,
a
group
of
seven
Democrats
said
Hawley
and
Cruz
“lent
legitimacy
to
the
mob’s
cause”
and
should
be
investigated
for
potential
conduct
violations.

“Joe
Biden
and
the
Democrats
talk
about
unity
but
are
brazenly
trying
to
silence
dissent,”
Hawley
said
in
a
statement
on
the
ethics
complaint.
“This
latest
effort
is
a
flagrant
abuse
of
the
Senate
ethics
process
and
a
flagrant
attempt
to
exact
partisan
revenge.”

“Democrats
appear
intent
on
weaponizing
every
tool
at
their
disposal

including
pushing
an
unconstitutional
impeachment
process

to
further
divide
the
country.
Missourians
will
not
be
canceled
by
these
partisan
attacks,”
he
added.

Hawley
and
Cruz
were
among
the
lawmakers
forced
to
flee
the
Capitol
during
the
unprecedented
security
breach.
Cruz
submitted
his
objection
to
Arizona’s
Electoral
College
results
shortly
before
rioters
entered
the
building,
while
Hawley
mounted
his
challenge
to
Pennsylvania’s
results
after
the
joint
session
resumed.

Both
Republican
senators
condemned
the
violence
that
occurred
at
the
building.
Despite
their
objections,
lawmakers
confirmed
the
Electoral
College’s
vote
in
favor
of
President
Biden.

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The
seven
Democratic
senators

Sheldon
Whitehouse,
Ron
Wyden,
Tina
Smith,
Richard
Blumenthal,
Mazie
Hirono,
Tim
Kaine
and
Sherrod
Brown

asked
the
ethics
committee
to
probe
whether
Hawley
and
Cruz
engaged
in
“improper
conduct
reflecting
on
the
Senate”
or
“coordinated
with
the
organizers
of
the
rally,”
among
other
questions.

“The
Senate
Ethics
Committee
should
investigate
their
conduct
to
fully
understand
their
role,”
the
complaint
said.
“The
actions
of
which
we
know
demand
an
investigation
and
a
determination
whether
disciplinary
action
is
warranted. 
Until
then,
a
cloud
of
uncertainty
will
hang
over
them
and
over
this
body.”

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