The Washington Post reports:
Seven Democratic senators on Thursday lodged an ethics complaint against two of their Republican colleagues, Sens. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.), for their actions ahead of the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
In a letter to Sens. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.), the chair and vice-chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, the Democrats said the panel “should investigate” Cruz and Hawley’s conduct “to fully understand their role.”
“The actions of which we know demand an investigation and a determination whether disciplinary action is warranted,” the seven Democrats wrote. “Until then, a cloud of uncertainty will hang over them and over this body.”
Seven Democratic Senators have filed an ethics complaint against Cruz and Hawley, writing in part, “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.”
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) January 21, 2021