Democrats slap Cruz and Hawley with ethics complaint over Capitol mob

Seven senators filed an ethics complaint against Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, alleging that their actions helped stoke the mob that broke into the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 as Congress debated objections to Electoral College results.

“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,” said the complaint filed with the Senate Ethics Committee Thursday. It asked the committee for “recommendations for strong disciplinary action, including up to expulsion or censure, if warranted by the facts uncovered.”

Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of
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