Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is calling for the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate seven Democrats who filed an ethics complaint against him and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, related to their objections to confirming the Electoral College's votes for President Joe Biden.
Hawley slammed the Democrats in one letter, while in another called for the investigation, saying they had filed "an unprecedentedly frivolous and improper ethics complaint . . . [w]ithout citing any relevant evidence or offering any good-faith argument" against him and Cruz, reports Fox News.
The Democrats seeking an ethics probe on Hawley and Cruz are Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Tina Smith, D-Minn.; Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii; Tim Kaine, D-Va.; and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.
They claim Cruz and Hawley objected even after they knew claims of election fraud were "baseless" and the claims "led to threats of violence." They also claimed their actions led to the "insurrectionists' cause" that set the stage for violence, and they used their objections for fundraising.
"The complaint against me does not suggest that my objection to Pennsylvania's electoral votes was legally improper," Hawley said in his letter to the Ethics Committee. "No Senator could make such a suggestion with a straight face. Federal law expressly authorizes Senators to object that a state's electoral votes were not 'regularly given.'"
Hawley's second letter addressed the Democrats directly and accused them of adopting a "woke-mob mentality" against anyone who disagrees with them.
"I have considered whether I should call for you to resign or be expelled from the Senate," Hawley said.
Meanwhile, the senator also sounded out against censorship, writing an opinion piece Sunday for the New York Post, complaining he has been muzzled after his objection to the electoral votes.
He said a book about censorship he had been asked to write was canceled and corporate America is canceling his political events "because two parties are apparently one too many for their taste."
Hawley added big tech has kicked conservatives off social media because they believe the "only way to get a democracy to their liking is to eliminate all threats to the Democratic Party's unified control of government."
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