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Feinstein Defends Cruz, Hawley Over Electoral College Objections

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Feinstein Defends Cruz, Hawley Over Electoral College Objections


Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Tuesday defended fellow Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) over their electoral objections earlier this month. “I think the Senate is a place of freedom,” Feinstein told reporters at the Capitol in Washington. “And people come here to speak their piece, and they do, and they provide a kind of leadership. In some cases, it’s positive, in some cases, maybe not. A lot of that depends on who’s looking and what party they are. But it’s an important place to have this kind of dialogue. It’s probably the highest-level dialogue that you get in an electoral body,” she added. Hawley and Cruz were one of five senators to vote against two states’ Electoral College votes on Jan. 6 during the joint session of Congress. Three other senators voted against one of the states’ votes. Democrats were incensed by the votes and want to …

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