Last Wednesday, two Republican senators made headlines for leading an unsuccessful effort to challenge the outcome of the presidential race.
Although many criticized the move, one high profile Democrat is going further: he wants them removed from office.
During an interview on MSNBC’s The Beat, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called for the expulsion of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) from Congress, Breitbart reported.
Brown: Expel Cruz and Hawley
“I called for the resignation of Cruz and Hawley,” Brown told host Ari Melber. “Of course, they’re not going to. We need to move forward on expulsion.”
“[T]hen we consider what do we do after Senator Schumer becomes majority leader, what do we do with the six senators who sided with the terrorists after the attack on our country and on our Capitol and on our democratic government,” Brown continued.
“What do we do with the 130 who voted with the terrorists after the attack?” he demanded, referencing the riot at the Capitol on Wednesday.
Cruz has strenuously denied that he played any role in the violence that took place in Washington, telling NBC affiliate KXAS-TV on Thursday that he had “nothing to do” with what took place.
“What I was doing is debating on the floor of the Senate election integrity,” he said. “That has nothing to do with this criminal terrorist assault, which was wrong and needs to be prosecuted.”
Meanwhile, House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) is pushing to have Cruz and Hawley added to the no-fly list, Newsweek reported.
“First of all, these folks, in my opinion, can be classified as domestic terrorists because of the actions they participated in on Wednesday,” Thompson told SiriusXM host Joe Madison.
“Now under normal circumstances international terrorists are out on no-fly lists. These are domestic terrorists — same thing. A terrorist is a terrorist, no matter who you are,” he continued.
Thompson went on to tell Madison that “there’s no question about it,” adding, “There’s no exemption for being put on the no-fly list.”