Blunt, however, says efforts to impeach the president are as fruitless as Senator Cruz and Hawley's attempts to change the election. McConnell urged his GOP colleagues not to object to the vote to certify the electoral college results, saying to do so would "damage our republic forever".
Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri is among those allies of President Trump facing political backlash over the riot at the U.S. Capitol this week.
President-Elect Joe Biden accused Senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) of being "part of the big lie" during a January 8 press conference. "Five people are dead", the NY congresswoman tweeted.
Prior to Wednesday's session, Cruz had called for a ten-day emergency audit to investigate the presidential election results, arguing that such an audit "would dramatically improve Americans' faith in our electoral process and would significantly enhance the legitimacy of whoever becomes our next President".
Accusing Trump of inciting insurrection, Romney said "those who choose to continue to support his risky gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy".
"After rioters stormed the Capitol in a bid to halt certification of Joe Biden's election, Hawley and Cruz are facing immediate consequences", reported Marianne Levine, Holly Otterbein, and Burgess Everett. "I think they should just be flat beaten the next time they run".
Biden's comments came in response to a reporter's question at a news conference about whether Hawley and Cruz should resign.
"But there are 70 million people in this country who, whether you like it or not, and I hear everything everyone is saying loud and clear - we're all going to have to live together, but I would just really implore prudence to tamper this down, to tamper the anger down and try to listen to each other". "It is utterly shameful".
"Simon & Schuster is canceling my contract because I was representing my constituents, leading a debate on the Senate floor on voter integrity, which they have not made a decision to redefine as sedition", Hawley said in a statement.
"I will fight this cancel culture with everything I have".
The internet didn't let Hawley get away with this nonsense tweet, mainly because of the fact that he incorrectly used the word Orwellian, and for whatever reason, Republicans and Trump fans love to use it as if they know what it means.
"We'd never see the whole nation accept an election again", McConnell said.
A call for censure came from Missouri businessman and former Hawley supporter David Humphreys during an interview with the Missouri Independent on Thursday. "Make no mistake, the President of the United States is responsible for this event".
The pile-on continued. The student bar association at the University of Missouri law school, where Hawley taught, issued a statement calling for his resignation. All three called for Hawley to resign.
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