Democrats are reportedly discussing censuring Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) over the Capitol protests that took place last week as Congress gathered to certify the electoral votes from the 2020 presidential election.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) stated on Monday that the Senate Ethics Committee must “consider the expulsion, or censure and punishment, of Senators Cruz, Hawley, and perhaps others” because of the events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
“The Senate needs to oversee federal investigation of the attack and ransacking of our national Capitol, through the Judiciary and perhaps Homeland Security Committees,” Whitehouse said in a statement, adding that the Senate must “conduct security review of what happened and what went wrong, likely through the Rules, Homeland, and Judiciary Committees”:
Because Congress has protections from the Department of Justice under separation of powers, specifically the Speech and Debate Clause, significant investigation will