Republican members of Congress voted against Joe Biden to validate the presidential victory, even after the crowd broke out in the Capitol, with his home districts being condemned by critics
Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory even after a mob broke out in Capdol are being condemned by critics in his home districts who demand that he resign or give him Please exclude.
Demonstrators, newspaper editorial boards and local level Democrats have urged MPs to remove or expel their peers. The House and Senate can remove members with two-thirds of the vote or censor or rebuke by a majority.
Rapid Madison Cawthorn should be held accountable “for his seditious behavior and for the consequences that result from the said behavior,” in a letter from a group of Democratic officials to expel North Carolina’s new secretary from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Who took his oath of office on 3 January.
Cawthorn said it was his constitutional duty to vote against Biden. He condemned the violence in Wednesday’s attack, but compared it to protests against police brutality last summer.
A Capitol police officer was killed and an officer shot and killed a woman in the crowd. Three other people were killed by a medical emergency in the chaos that forced lawmakers and staff members to hide as rioters wandered the halls of one of America’s most hallowed buildings.
Pelosi and other Democratic leaders in Congress insisted on President Donald Trump’s refusal to act to encourage rebellion and prevent violence. But they have calmed down on whether the legalists supported false claims of voter fraud that caused the scuffle.
Most of the previous expulsions have been for members who supported the Confederacy during the Civil War or for taking bribes.
On Saturday in St. Louis, several hundred people protested against Sen. Josh Hawley, a first-term Missouri Republican who led Biden’s efforts to reverse the election in the Senate. The protesters painted “RESIGN HAWLEY” in large letters in yellow letters in the middle of the street.
A caravan of about 40 cars circled the office of Sen. Ron Johnson in Madison, Wisconsin, urging him to resign. Johnson initially supported Trump’s baseless claims of electoral fraud, but after the riots, he voted in favor of Biden’s victory. Johnson condemned the violence but did not back down from allegations of voter fraud.
Editorial boards of two of Wisconsin’s largest newspapers called for Johnson to resign, linking with published editorials across the country to target GOP politicians.
The Houston Chronicle, a longtime critic of Sen. Ted Cruz, said in an editorial that Republicans knew what he was doing and what might happen when he went to the Senate floor to dispute the election result.
The newspaper wrote, “If they were not in the terrorist capital, they would not have staged this absurd challenge in the 2020 results.”
Cruz has called the attack a despicable act of terrorism, but is insisting on advancing a commission to investigate the presidential election.
In Alabama, Decatur Daily called on local representative Mo Brooks to resign. The New York Dispatch in Pennsylvania said Congressman Scott Perry “is a disgrace to Pennsylvania and our democracy,” and if he still believes Biden’s election is fraudulent, he should resign because it means his election Was also fake Perry condemned the capitol violence.
The Danville Register & B in Virginia said its representative, Bob Good, needed to go because his words hit the matches that led to the devastating mob. Good said his vote was to protect his constituents.
Attackers of Trump loyalists “confronted security personnel, and suffered injuries and even deaths,” the paper’s editorial board wrote. “And you are just as guilty as they were.”
The story has been edited to remove a sentence that incorrectly stated that racially unjust demonstrations never violated a government building during government occupation.