There are growing calls from the colleagues of Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for them to resign amid an avalanche of criticism over their leading role in Republicans‘ last-ditch endeavor to overturn the outcome of the presidential election.
At least three Senate Democrats—Chris Coons (D-Del.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)—along with several of their fellow Democrats in the House, have called for the GOP duo to immediately relinquish their posts in federal office for objecting to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden‘s victory that Democrats say further stoked violence.
Through their words and actions, Democrats have said, Cruz and Hawley acted as provocateurs for the deadly insurrection that unfolded at the Capitol on Wednesday when hundreds of pro-Trump rioters overwhelmed police and stormed the building.