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Senate Democrats File Complaint Against Hawley, Cruz Following Capitol Violence

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Senate Democrats File Complaint Against Hawley, Cruz Following Capitol Violence

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Senate Democrats have filed an ethics complaint against Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) following the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Seven Democrats, in a letter, urged the Senate Ethics Committee to “investigate their conduct to fully understand their role” and added that “the actions of which we know demand an investigation and a determination whether disciplinary action is warranted.” “Until then, a cloud of uncertainty will hang over them and over this body,” the senators wrote. Their views, however, are not shared by all Democrats in the upper chamber. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), one of the longest-serving Democratic members, defended Cruz and Hawley for lodging objections during the Electoral College read-out. “I think the Senate is a place of freedom,” Feinstein told reporters at the Capitol this week, saying it was part of a dialogue. “And people come here to speak their piece, and …

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