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To: Senators: Chuck Schumer, Patty Murray, Dick Durbin, Chuck Grassley, John Thune, Ben Sasse, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley
Expel Senator Cruz, Senator Hawley and Censure the six
This petition seeks the immediate expulsion of Senator Cruz and Senator Hawley as called forth by Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution for their acts of treason exhibited before and day of the convening of the 117th Congress on January 6th 2021.
For similar reasons this petition also seeks the censure of the following six senators: Tommy Tuberville (Ala.), Rick Scott (FL), Roger Marshall (Kan.), John Kennedy (La.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss), and Senator-elect: Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.).
Why is this important?
The subject senators are on record for stating their intent to object to the electoral votes prior to the joint session of congress on Jan 6th 2021 despite there being no legal basis. In doing so they joined President Trump and his campaign’s false narrative about an election steal and helped seed the insurrection by the far right on January 6th 2021. Most egregious were the individual acts by Senator Cruz and Senator Hawley’s who independently fueled the far-right in days leading up to the vote.
The acts of by the far-right mob resulted in halting the counting of the presidential electoral votes, the unfolding of violence and terror within the Capitol building, the destruction and denigration of the Capitol building itself, and a terror that impacted millions of Americans across our nation. Despite the horrors of the day these eight senators were unmoved and persisted in their political theater to object to the electoral votes as planned. Such intent on the heels of an attempted coup is telling.
To be clear the January 6th attack was domestic terrorism and an act of treason. These eight senators share in the accountability for the seditious acts that day. There is no room in the Senate for person’s that will continue to keep Trumpism alive in our government. The voters were clear in the 2020 Election; they wanted Trump out, but they wanted to retain Republicans in the Senate. This is the time for the Republican leaders to show daylight between the Republican party and Trumpism. This can be done with the rightful expulsion of those who have aligned with Trump and the far-right to commit acts of sedition.