Put Cruz, Hawley on No-Fly List Says Homeland Security Committee Chair

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2021

Thompson echoed those sentiments in an interview with Joe Madison on SiriusXM's The Joe Madison Show, saying he thinks Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley should be placed on the no-fly list if found liable for "inciting" "insurrection" at the Capitol on January 6.

The speech was part of his wider effort to overturn Joe Biden's election victory in favor of President Donald Trump, and hundreds of pro-Trump supporters breached police lines and stormed the Capitol building minutes after Cruz concluded his speech. "That's false. And the allegation itself is corrosive and unsafe". Meanwhile, the Trump-opposing Lincoln Project said it would take out full-page newspaper ads calling out his remaining donors.

Hawley has given no indication he is considering leaving office. The groups delivered letters to the offices demanding Hawley's resignation.

Hawley has continued to face condemnation this week, both from Missouri House Democrats calling for him to resign and also from major backers who are either suspending donations to his campaign or calling for refunds.

Hawley, whose only interview since the riot has been with Fox News' Tucker Carlson - who asked him only about his now-canceled book deal - said many had wondered why he continued with his objection late on January 6 even after the Capitol riot took place. "The best thing to do is resign".

Disney, the entertainment company, said in a statement that in the "immediate aftermath of that appalling siege, members of Congress had an opportunity to unite - an opportunity that some sadly refused to embrace".

Late Tuesday, two St. Louis-based companies - the utility Ameren Corp. and the financial firm Edward Jones - said they were suspending campaign contributions. The firm is based in Chicago but is among the largest in St. Louis.

Democratic Sen. Whitehouse has also called for Cruz, Hawley, and Republican Sen.

Ameren, Edward Jones and the law firm have contributed to Hawley. Walmart gave almost $1.2 million to federal candidates in the 2017-18 election cycle but none to Hawley, according the opensecrets.org website operated by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Both Sens. Hawley and Cruz have always been considered likely contenders for the GOP nomination in 2024. Lawless violence undermines the democratic process by which we settle our disputes and threatens our democratic life. "It is in fact how we avoid that violence".

Hawley noted that his constituents had contacted him about concerns over election integrity.

Republicans relented after U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan rejected Ziccarelli's argument that Allegheny County's decision to count mail-in ballots that lacked a handwritten date - and state court decisions allowing Allegheny County to count them - violated her rights and the rights of voters. And as their representative, it is my duty to speak on their behalf.

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