Senate Democrats are applying pressure to Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) to resign from their Senate seats, claiming that their objections to the the 2020 presidential election contributed to the riot that happened at the Capitol on Wednesday.
“At a time of deep national division and in the midst of a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, Senators Cruz and Hawley chose to undermine our democracy and feed the big lie that the election was stolen,” Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN), tweeted Saturday night. “They should resign immediately.”
Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Patty Murray (D-WA) and Chris Coons (D-DE) also called for the two senators to resign.
“Both @HawleyMO and @SenTedCruz have betrayed their oaths of office and abetted a violent insurrection on our democracy,” Brown said. “I am calling for their immediate resignations. If they do not resign, the Senate must expel them.”
Cruz and Hawley were doing nothing more than their constitutional duty and should in no way resign, but that won’t stop Democrats from screaming about it as long as they think they can win a few brownie points for it.
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