After the riots in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Senate Democrats are urging two of their Republican colleagues to resign, claiming that their role in challenging the results of the November election helps “undermine” democracy.
Senator Ted Cruz, Texas (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (Josh Hawley), Georgia’s congressman who was opposed to Wednesday’s electoral votes, are now being urged to resign .
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Dina Smith (Dina Min) Senator Dina Min. , Tweeted on Saturday night. “They should resign immediately.”
Smith (Smith) joined several other Democrats, including Senator Sherrod Brown, Ohio; Patty Murray, D-Wash. And Chris Coons, D-Del.
Brown said: “@HawleyMO and @SenTedCruz have both betrayed their oaths and incited violent riots against our democracy.” “I call on them to resign immediately. If they do not resign, the Senate must expel them.”
In an interview with WBOC’s Cassie Semyon, Kuhns agreed with those who called for the Republican Party to withdraw.
He said: “Yes, I think they should resign.”
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Murray also called on Holly and Cruz to resign, claiming “[a]Senators who stand and support force rather than democracy have been sworn in. Senators Holly and Cruz should resign. “
Holly and Cruz were vocal supporters of voting dissent, but no one was in favor of force or violence. Both sides condemned the violence and said that those who violate the law should bear the consequences.
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Cruz called what happened on Wednesday a “terrorist attack” and a “terrorist attack on our democracy.” He appealed to relevant personnel to face prosecution.
In an interview with KXAS-TV, Cruz claimed that he followed proper procedures and never participated in violence during the debate in the Senate.
Cruz said: “What I am doing is debating the integrity of the Senate election.” “This has nothing to do with this terrorist attack. It is wrong and needs to be prosecuted. The situation is quite the opposite. What I am doing is how you should Solve the problems of this country.”
Holly also said: “Those who attack the police and break the law must be prosecuted.”
Megan Henney of Fox News contributed to this report.