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

Brunilde Fioravanti
Gennaio 14, 2021

Lawmakers have accused Hawley and other Republican senators of helping to instigate rioters who violently attacked the Capitol.

The announcements indicate that some corporate donors, which usually give money to Republicans and Democrats alike, are reassessing their strategy after supporters of outgoing Republican President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol last week, aiming to prevent Congress from certifying Biden's win. Meanwhile, the Trump-opposing Lincoln Project said it would take out full-page newspaper ads calling out his remaining donors.

Email messages seeking comment from Hawley's office were not immediately returned.

Some House Democrats also expressed support for a resolution urging Congress to hold lawmakers like Hawley accountable. "For months, I heard from these Missourians - writing, calling my office, stopping me to talk", Hawley said. "The recent actions of Senators Josh Hawley and Roger Marshall do not reflect our company's values. The best thing to do is resign".

Sen. Jim Brewster, D-Allegheny, made no mention of the fight during his brief swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber or in a later statement. Spokeswoman Misti Preston said the company isn't "naming specific names", but Cerner's political action committee has donated $10,000 to a Hawley-sponsored PAC over the past two years.

Late Tuesday, two St. Louis-based companies - the utility Ameren Corp. and the financial firm Edward Jones - said they were suspending campaign contributions. The Chicago-based law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner also announced a halt, at least temporarily, to political contributions. The firm is among the largest in St. Louis. It also plans to put a spotlight on those who are still financing Hawley's "insurrection and sedition", Schmidt wrote. 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.

Several prominent Missouri Republicans have distanced themselves from Hawley since the riot, including former Sen. The company said its employees donated $7,000 to Hawley and $5,000 to Marshall during the last two years through the company's PAC.

Hawley, in his 739-word essay, said those involved in the Capitol attack must be punished, saying, "Mob violence is always wrong".

He added that "democratic debate is not mob violence". "It is in fact how we avoid that violence".

"Many, many citizens in Missouri have deep concerns about 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. "That is just what I did last week".

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