Senate Democrat filed ethics complaints against Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) after their unsuccessful effort to overthrow the 2020 election.
A letter sent to the Ethics Committee chairs Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and James Lankford (R-OK) requested "expulsion or censure" for the members after their election overthrow attempts spun a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
"By proceeding with their objections to the electors after the violent attack, Senators Cruz and Hawley lent legitimacy to the mob's cause and made future violence more likely," the letter said.
Hawley in particular was seen raising a fist in solidarity to those who ultimately attacked the building. Many opponents, including hometown newspaper, the Kansas City Star, has said he has "blood on his hands" and called for him to resign.
The anti-Donald Trump PAC Really American launched a video that has been viewed over 3 million times demanding that both men be expelled from the Senate.
"The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is clear: No American who is engaged in insurrection or rebellion is allowed to hold office," the ad says.
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