Manchin: Let’s “Consider” Expelling Cruz And Hawley

The Hill reports:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said that the Senate should consider removing Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) via the 14th Amendment over their objections last week to the Electoral College results. Speaking to PBS’s “Firing Line” Friday night, Manchin said the Senate should explore the option after a violent mob, riled up by President Trump and convinced by Republicans like Hawley and Cruz that the election was fraudulent, ransacked the Capitol in one of the darkest points in American democracy.

“They should look, absolutely. That should be a consideration,” Manchin responded when asked if the 14th Amendment should be triggered. The third section of the 14th Amendment reads that no lawmaker holding office “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”