GOP Sens. Cruz and Hawley are being investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee

Congressional Democrats continue to try to use the riot that occurred at the Capitol building on January 6th to go after their Republican counterparts.

Politico reports that the Senate Ethics Committee is currently investigating Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) following a complaint from Senate Democrats suggesting that the two Republican senators may be partially responsible for the riot. 

The Dems’ complaint . . .

. . . was filed by seven Senate Democrats – Sheldon Whitehouse (D-NY), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Tina Smith (D-MN), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tim Kaine (VI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – on January 21st, some two weeks after the January 6th riot.

On that day, Congress met to certify the votes of the Electoral College. Cruz and Hawley objected, which appears to be the sole basis of the complaint.

In the filing, the Democratic Senators admit that Cruz and Hawley did have the right to object. Nonetheless, they claim that Hawley’s and Cruz’s objection “amplified claims of election fraud that had resulted in threats of violence against state and local officials around the country.”

Accordingly, the seven Democratic Senators want the committee to determine whether Cruz’s and Hawley’s “conduct” played a “role” in the riot.

The counter-complaint

Sens. Cruz and Hawley have both responded to the complaint. Cruz commented that “it sets a dangerous precedent when ethics complaints are used as a political tool to try to intimidate and punish.”

Hawley agreed. But, he went a step further by filing his own Senate Ethics Committee complaint against the seven Democrats who filed a complaint against him. In it, Hawley accuses the Democratic senators of filing “an unprecedently frivolous and improper ethics complaint against me and Senator Cruz.”

“Without citing any relevant evidence or offering any good-faith argument, they attempted to link my objection lodged under 3 U.S.C. § 15 to the criminal riot at the Capitol that occurred on January 6,” Hawley writes. “They submitted their meritless complaint in potential coordination with a campaign by partisan and dark-money groups that have peddled falsehoods about me and my objection.”

Hawley, accordingly, called for these senators to be investigated and disciplined, if necessary.

Looking forward

The Senate Ethics Committee is a bipartisan committee that is currently run by Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE). Coons is well-known for being anti-Trump, and he also has already called for the resignation of both Hawley and Cruz for their decision to object.

Normally, it is extremely rare for the Senate Ethic’s Committee to discipline anyone. The members of the committee tend to go about their investigations quietly, behind closed doors, and nothing really ever happens. It is unclear whether this precedent will be followed here.

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  1. My guess is that the Dems want to get rid of these two great, strong Republicans!! And they think this is the only way to go.

    1. Absolutely, isn’t it a shame that no one else cares about the loss of free speech and opinions. Just comply. Punishment will continue until you comply. They are coming for the guns next just announced this morning. We now live in a communist dictatorship and no one is upset. That is what is amazing.

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  3. I would love to see 100% of the Dems investigated. Everyone of them are corrupt and evil. These Dem idiots do not know what they are creating. They should read about the Russian Revolution and the French Revolution.

  4. Dame Democrats ate got anything to do except waste taxpayers money! A bunch communist need to be kicked out of Congress!

  5. These people are fools and we do not have a
    Real President, just an idiot who portrays one.
    President Trump is still the President in my
    Opinion and the Damm Republicans in The Senate and the Congress need to quit the BS
    Start working for the real American people all of you . We want a stop of all Radicals and
    Protesters. America does not have a Racist
    Country. Just people who want to commit
    Problems that we don’t have. Republicans and Democrats work for all of us start doing good things for the American people or get Fired

  6. This on-going stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

    Retribution and stamping out anyone who doesn’t believe in your opinion…this is what is has come down to by drunk with power Democrats.

    Well Republicans, time to start fighting back fire with fire. I wasn’t so happy to see movement to impeach Harris and go after Biden for his China connections, but I’ve changed my mind. Nothing is going to get done in Congress for the next two years (when they will loose the House, and perhaps control of the Senate too), and Biden has already made enough enemies with all his unprecedented Executive Order barrage to last a whole administration.

  7. I sometimes think all of the Dems. are a bunch of childish kids with no adult supervision. They sure don’t act like adults and I can’t understand why anyone would vote for them. Dems are the worst they want power and money they don’t care who the hurt to get what they want. I agree with everyone on here Trump is still my president the old fool in there now is a puppet president and in name only.

  8. This is a sad day. The Democrat can do it but the Republicans can’t. The people of the USA 🇺🇸 are tired of the congress and the senate. They are supposed to work for us not there self. Pelosi is one of the 9 in congress that should be impeach. They don’t care about the the people of the USA 🇺🇸. They care about the foreign country and there self. We need the people to take back are country. I am 77 year old and I been a Democrat all these years but not know more the Democrat are lies and dangerous to the people of the USA 🇺🇸. It like president Biden what to kill are country and takeing jobs and let any one come to this country. Vice President Harris want to let the people Attack the country. Look like Portland and Seattle and the all of the rest. So sad. People will get tired of it and it will be a war in the USA 🇺🇸. Thank you so much. I hope someone read this that cares.

  9. tHIS WHOLE DEAL IS PHONEY ! ! ! THE GUILT LIES ON THOSE STATES , THE FBI, THE DNC they all REFUSED to fully do a open and visible investigation of the reported election frud in those key states at least. . .instgead they stonewallwd and threw the blame back on Trump and a few elected officials. the ones hurt by all of this the most, WE THE PEOPLE. It has always been a mistery to me that some one who is challenged with a miss deed are not ready immediately to go forward with the proof they didnd do what was claimed. . . BUT IF THEY ARE GUILTY ITS ALWAYS MY THINKING THEY MUST BE GUILTY IF THEIR PROCESS WONT STAND THE LIGHT OF DAY.

  10. The Democratic Party is responsible for the demonstration at the Capital. Joe Biden said, ” We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the History of American Politics!” That organization is known to all Americans as the Democratic Party!

  11. THESE DISGUSTING NO GOOD SCUM DEMORATS OUGHT TO HAVE THEIR TEETH KNOCKED OUT CAN ANYBODY BE MORE OF A DEGENERATE THAN THESE SCUMBAGS HERES HOPEING THEY ALL GET COVID AND DIE. GOD THAT WOULD BE THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN IN YEARS

    1. HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED?? THE ONES WHO ARE USUALLY GUILTY ARE THE ONES WHO SHOUT THE LOUDEST AND POINT FINGERS TO OTHERS.

  12. I HATE AND I MEAN HATE THESE ROTTEN DISGUSTING DEMOCRAPS ESPECIALLY biden the crook WHAT AN IDIOT HE IS. THE DESTROYER OF AMERICA

    1. Write Letters please to reauthorize the Keystone Pipeline . 85 GOP are doing this. So send it in to the Ethics Committee 11 Thousand plus people that have lost their jobs need it to feed their families and pay their Bills and buy groceries new jobs are hard to find . Businesses have folded up and will not come back. Store chains have gone forever. Macy’s, Ect. Toys R US. Ect. People are in the thousands are unemployed due to the China Wuhan Covid 19 Virus it’s killing millions and a 2nd variant of it African type is out. People need Jobs. Please send letters in Research the address for Ethics Committee. Mail it in and also to Congress. Representatives from your State. Send letters get friends to send them also.

  13. The, Communist party was outlawed in 1954 for doing exactly what the, “Supposed” Democratic Party of today is doing what they did then, why aren’t the American people demanding that they be, outlawed for what they are doing today? They have, “Morphed” into the, “Communist Party” of the 21st century!

  14. the DemocRat witch hunt is in FULL SWING and are they really making themselves look like Jacka_ _es and they really should be proud of themselves–can’t place the blame where it belongs so blame any and everyone that says something– grown up Democrats and act like adults

  15. Investigate Piglosi for not securing the building! SHE is supposedly in charge of capitol security! Her “ ethics” should be fully investigated!

  16. It takes 2/3 of either house of Congress to expel a member. There is no way that 17 Republican Senators will vote to expel or even censure either of them. The Democrats are urinating upwind.

  17. Mr. Hawley and Mr. Cruz we the Americans are behind you. Let us know what you need. I am old but I will stand for my country. I have no filters and I will tell them face to face that they are a disgrace to our country. Biden and Pelosi need to be elimanated. They are a disgrace. Need my help feel free to contact me.

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