Americans are once again ramping up calls for U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) to be expelled from the United States Senate after he announced he will block quick consideration of incoming President Joe Biden's nominee to head the Dept. of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.
Hawley was one of the leaders of the movement that led to the January 6 insurrection, during which 5 people died. An infamous image of him standing outside the U.S. Capitol that day with his fist raised in the air has circulated countless times on the internet. Many, including his state's top newspaper, has said he has "blood on his hands" while calling for him to resign.
Homeland Security has not had a Senate-confirmed Secretary in nearly two years, since Kirstjen Nielsen tendered her resignation in April of 2019. The massive $52 billion agency created in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks is charged with fighting terrorism and homeland security threats, securing U.S. borders, securing cyberspace and critical infrastructure, preserving and upholding the nation's prosperity and economic security, strengthening preparedness and resilience, according to its website.
On Tuesday Senator Hawley said Mayorkas, who is eminently qualified – including having served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013-2016 – had not "adequately explained how he will enforce federal law and secure the southern border."
In response to Hawley's actions today and seditious role in the attempted coup, Americans, including political experts, are demanding Hawley's expulsion from the Senate.
Take a look:
Maybe Josh Hawley doesn't want a real Homeland Security Secretary because he and his terrorist buddies are planning… https://t.co/SjeziMDAaa — Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1611087099.0
Josh Hawley, who incited domestic terrorists to stage violent coup at Capitol, blocking nomination of Biden DHS hea… https://t.co/fJZCGfPToC — Ari Berman (@Ari Berman)1611087808.0
Josh Hawley will block swift confirmation of DHS Secretary. It is time to expel this insurrectionist from the Senate. — Norman Ornstein (@Norman Ornstein)1611087406.0
Why wouldn't Hawley want Biden's Department of Homeland Security to investigate the domestic terrorists who tried t… https://t.co/dYjrdXZ3jq — Karen DaltonBeninato (@Karen DaltonBeninato)1611093541.0
Josh Hawley to Biden's DHS pick: You haven't adequately explained your plans. Josh Hawley to insurgents coming to… https://t.co/LHgkug5c1D — JRehling (@JRehling)1611093631.0
Josh Hawley doesn't want the country protected from his radical extremist supporters, so he's using a lie about Bid… https://t.co/ZHIHkAfq70 — Jon Favreau (@Jon Favreau)1611088419.0
Josh Hawley's actions make more sense when you remember that he's a white supremacist/terrorist sympathizer. — Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1611089281.0
Hawley cites all the right wing talking points: opposing DACA and of course ... caravans. https://t.co/Fu6aoxqOwK — Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1611087746.0
Is countering domestic terrorism not a high priority for Senator Hawley after the Capitol attack? It's time to end… https://t.co/9kNwwWjH1R — Joel Rubin (@Joel Rubin)1611090190.0
This is not complicated: Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley are enemies of democracy. They cannot remain in Congress. https://t.co/BmcJXQeNt5 — Robert Reich (@Robert Reich)1611091708.0
With 25,000 National Guardsmen necessary to protect the inauguration from domestic terror, @HawleyMO prevents Bid… https://t.co/Ht0CKiFeU3 — Jim Sciutto (@Jim Sciutto)1611093870.0
While security gaps are evident and domestic terrorism is on the rise, Hawley helps the terrorists by hurting the B… https://t.co/whq8RJig12 — VoteVets (@VoteVets)1611088324.0