Censure only needs a majority of its members to pass in a vote ….
Both of the Republicans Senator have defended efforts to repeal the Biden/Harris electoral vote winning results…
Several Republican Senator’s aren’t happy with their fellow party members actions in the US Senate….
Spokespersons for Hawley and Cruz did not respond specifically Monday to calls from Democratic lawmakers for the GOP lawmakers to be expelled, censured or stripped of their committee assignments.
Cruz in an interview with a KTRK, a Texas television station, accused Democrats of trying to tear him down for political reasons.
“No one should be surprised to see Democrats playing politics and to see them try to attack strong conservative leaders. That’s something Democrats have done for a long time. I do think it’s really cynical for them to be trying to take advantage of what was a tragic event,” he said.
Hawley said last week: “I will never apologize for giving voice to the millions of Missourians and Americans who have concerns about the integrity of our elections.”
Hawley won election to his first term and Cruz won reelection to his second term in 2018, which means they won’t face voters again until 2024.
A Democratic senator would need to sponsor a resolution to censure or expel Hawley or Cruz for there to be a vote on either option. The possibility of a vote on expulsion is seen as much less likely.
“There were a couple of senators trying to figure that out,” said a Senate Democratic aide. “More and more Democratic caucus members are willing to vote yes on a censure resolution.”
The Senate would censure the senators by adopting by majority vote a resolution to formally state disapproval of their conduct. An expulsion would require a two-thirds majority vote….
Chip Saltsman, another Republican strategist, said the political situation for Hawley and Cruz looks worse in Washington than it does out in regular America, where he says many Republicans have concerns about Trump’s claims of voter fraud.
“They’re more in trouble in Washington, D.C., then they are back home,” he said.