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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 09:57 AM Feb 2021

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Source: Mediaite

Sen. Whitehouse: Senate Ethics Committee to Investigate Coordination Between Trump and GOP Senators During Capitol Insurrection

By Colby Hall Feb 11th, 2021, 8:04 am

As Democratic House Managers present a raft of compelling evidence to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting the deadly capitol insurrection of Jan. 6, another question looms over the Senate chamber: Were Republican Senators who amplified the lie of a “stolen election” and objecting to the Electoral College certification in any way complicit?

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) revealed on Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell Wednesday evening that some members of the U.S. Senate were looking to answer that question in a manner that could raise a stink that could cover Republican Senators Josh Hawley (MO) and Ted Cruz (TX), both of whom were vocal proponents of objecting to the free and fair election results that led to President Joe Biden taking office.

Host Lawrence O’Donnell noted that it “seems Donald Trump was educating his crowds about who was on their side and who wasn’t,” adding that Ted Cruz played an active role campaigning in Georgia and trying to delay the Electoral College certification.

“Did you have a feeling that there were some Republican members of the Senate, highly recognizable like Senator Cruz, possibly Senator Hawley .. who are sitting there in the senate, never having felt threatened by this crowd at all, at any moment, because they knew, that that crowd knew, that they were on their side?” O’Donnell asked.

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/sen-whitehouse-senate-ethics-committee-to-investigate-coordination-between-trump-and-gop-senators-during-capitol-insurrection/

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The same Senators already refusing to base their decision as impeachment jurists on the evidence. Freethinker65 Feb 2021 #1
They can't really. BobTheSubgenius Feb 2021 #23
Good . . . Iliyah Feb 2021 #2
Unless they vote to convict, they are complicit. BarbD Feb 2021 #3
A vote won't change the facts. colorado_ufo Feb 2021 #17
Go after Blunt ... he refused to say that Biden won the election UpInArms Feb 2021 #4
He didn't say Biden didn't win either, though judesedit Feb 2021 #7
No ... and he never did UpInArms Feb 2021 #10
I do agree he is a gutless asshole judesedit Feb 2021 #15
Didn't Rand Paul pass a note to tRump's lawyers the other day? Maeve Feb 2021 #5
That man is a gross, dishonorable, foul, corrupt piece of dung! C Moon Feb 2021 #25
If you Rebl2 Feb 2021 #6
supposedly, there were three senators in the Jan 5 planning meeting in Trump Tower. nt wiggs Feb 2021 #8
Woo hoo! That is important (and exciting!) news. liberalla Feb 2021 #9
Add Lindsey Graham to that list BumRushDaShow Feb 2021 #11
Democrats are handling the impeachment with flying colors bucolic_frolic Feb 2021 #12
"It's not just that you're a crook, Senator ... you're an insurrectionist!" /nt bucolic_frolic Feb 2021 #13
Damn straight, gab13by13 Feb 2021 #14
Why was Lindsey Graham meeting with a Proud Boy leader in Trump Hotel hours before the attack? usaf-vet Feb 2021 #16
Proud Boy leader in chummy pic with Lindsey Graham. That's damning oasis Feb 2021 #27
Looking at Mike Lee and Tommy Tuberville; djacq Feb 2021 #18
trump monkeyman1 Feb 2021 #19
House cleaning time...I mean Senate cleaning time! LazySusanNot Feb 2021 #20
And then there are the GOP members who gave tours the day before....nt NoRoadUntravelled Feb 2021 #21
Absolutely great and right! "Benghazi with merit" KPN Feb 2021 #22
Oh yeah. I can't wait for the criminal referral to the DOJ on these jackals. ancianita Feb 2021 #24
I suspect one reason GOPer Senators are so determined not to vote to convict is because Nitram Feb 2021 #26
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