Call for Disbarment Proceedings Against Cruz and Hawley

A coalition of thousands of law students and lawyers have called for Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to be disbarred for leading an objection to President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, saying the senators contributed to inciting Wednesday’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Hawley and Cruz, graduates of Yale and Harvard law schools respectively, have faced increasing condemnation after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the election.

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele specifically cited a photo of Hawley making a gesture of support to a crowd in Washington earlier in the day.

“Senators Hawley and Cruz directly incited the January 6th insurrection, repeating dangerous and unsubstantiated statements regarding the election and abetting the lawless behavior of President Trump. A violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol. Five people have died,” the petition reads.

“The nation and the world watched as rioters took over the very halls and chambers that embody our democracy. Yet after the violence and terror of the day’s events, Senators Hawley and Cruz still chose to stand in the chamber of the U.S. Senate and persist in their baseless objections to the will of the people,” it adds.

Signers include former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), retired judge H. Lee Sarokin and Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe, who has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration.

The petition was started by a group of seven Yale law students, including Daniel Ki, who told The Washington Post “we thought it was important to speak up.”

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“We decided to ask other law students and members of the bar to join in the call to begin immediate disbarment proceedings against Sens. Hawley and Cruz and have been inspired and heartened by the overwhelming response,” Ki told the newspaper.

Separately, Hawley and Cruz have faced calls from their Democratic colleagues to resign, including Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the chamber’s No. 3 Democrat, and Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

35 Replies to “Call for Disbarment Proceedings Against Cruz and Hawley”

  1. Ralph H. Kline

    I favor disbarring attorneys who knowingly use false information to convince their followers to take action when no action is needed. I am an attorney.

    Ralph H Kline

  2. Gwenn Herring

    Why don’t we kick out all of our politicians from office. They continually violate our rights. This is as stupid as disbarring attorneys for supporting their first rights amendment. What is happening to our constitutional freedoms? I know we do not have to go down without a fight. I am not calling for violence but for common sense. Let us live a free life as outlined in the constitution.

  3. Henry Ferro

    This effort to disbar Ted Cruz or Josh Hawley is the Radical Leftist efforts to punish anyone and everyone who opposes them. This is exactly the rebirth of Joseph McCarthy style politics that has been justly criticized by lovers of political freedom and expression. This appears to be just the beginning for Radical Leftists and there efforts to destroy and/or eliminate any opposition to their agenda. This is precisely the type of behavior that will lead to bigger and more dangerous moments of political turmoil in our nation…

  4. Leo

    The exact wording (recorded) of their remarks and those of president Trump prove they did not incite violence. It is people like these with severe TDS that incite violence. Therefore I suggest they just go suck an egg and try to defeat Trump honestly in 2024.

  5. Henry Ferro

    Then open your eyes and see the evidence of election issues in the 2020 election…It is not enough to blindly act without evidence. As an attorney you should be more aware of legal precedents and history…Shame on you for ignoring basic legal tenets.

  6. Daryl Reese

    WHY DON,T THEY DISBAR MOST OF THE DEMS AND MOST OF REPUBLICANS WHO HAVE NEVER EXCEPTED PRESIDENT TRUMP AS OUR PRESIDENT AND IS STILL OUR PRESIDENT. GOD KNOWS ALL THESE EVILS THAT HAS BEEN DONE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND VOTERS AND IT WILL COME TO LIGHT. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY MORE SECURITY WAS NOT PUT AT CAPITAL ON JANUARY 6 LIKE THEY ARE KNOW AND THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. I DON,T CONDONE VIOLENCE NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, THEY NEED TO BE PUNISHED TO FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW. ALSO I DON,T BELIEVE THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF HAD BEEN A FAIR ELECTION, AND GOD KNOWS WHO WAS BEHIND THIS AND IT WILL COME TO LIGHT AND PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL STILL BE OUR PRESIDENT. THERE IS A DOUBLE STANDARD WITH OUR ELECTIONS AND EVERYONE KNOWS AND GOD KNOWS AND IT WILL BE ADDRESSED.

  7. MARTHA VINCENT

    SENATORS CRUZ AND HAWLEY HAVE AN ABSOLUTE RIGHT, EVEN DUTY, TO VOTE AGAINST ELECTORS THAT WON’T VOTE FOR A LEGALLY ELECTED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE INSTEAD OF THE FRAUDULENTLY ELECTED ONE !!!

  8. Debbie

    I thank God for Hawley and Cruz! So few courageous men and women in our Congress and Senate! At least there are two.

    I pray God will urge President Trump to release all documents exposing the Deep State and save this great nation!

    Protect the Constitution and our Bill of Rights! Save America from the lying liberal left! They are rabid dogs lying in wait, seeking who they may devour!

    I pray God’s protection on good men like Hawley and Cruz!

    Debbie

  9. JoAnn Baku

    I am disgusted and appalled by this action. Senators Cruz and Hawley should be commended for standing up for the voters who are convinced of the fraud in this election I personnally do not accept Biden as legetimate President.

  10. victor ramos

    IM PROUD OF SENS HAWLEY AND CRUZ THEY HAVE OUR SUPPORT AND STAND FIRM AGAINS THE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC PARTY GERAT WORK GOD BLESS

  11. Trudy Kruse

    I would think as law students they would realize how this crosses the lines of freedom of speech. Don’t we then need to do the same thing to anyone else that has used this same process over the past years. Nancy Pelosi has objected to the electoral votes several times. You can’t punish one and not the rest. What’s happening in our Government is absolutely disgusting! I think everyone in Congress needs to WAKE UP! It’s all fine and dandy now when you agree but are you going to agree with everything. Disagree once and you too will be on your way out the door. Someone with some common sense needs to stop this Insanity before it’s too late. What the Democrats are saying is you’ll never get a thing unless you are a minority. Anyone paying for their white child to go to college can expect them to be working at Walmart because unless you’re a minority you’ll get nothing.

  12. Deedra Ice

    i have NEVER in all my life EVER heard of one political party seriously trying to remove the other-including our pres-simultaneously!!!! WHY-do the democrats insist to be the only party an taking their own pres-in direct contrast to the popular vote etc-that is not a democracy an basic party discrimination!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN-will the democrats be held accountable for their conduct???? the senate can only elect in an electoral tie-obviously there ISNT!!! WE NEED TO UNIFY AN OBEY THE CONSTITUTION!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Matt

    Cruz and Hawley did nothing illegal or unethical. They didn’t proceed any different than the Democrats have in previous years and elections. It’s amazing what privilege and spoiled KIDs and Antique Far Left leaning scoundrals will do…. Time for 74 + million to stand as 1 and give them lesons on Constitutional realities….

  14. Trudy Kruse

    Are there any democrats with enough brains and balls to take a stance against the total hypocracy of what is happening? Remember your children and grandchildren are going to be the ones that will need to deal with the reality of Marxism! You can explain to them why you stood back cowering in the corner and allowed this to happen!

    • Tom

      Yep. And Trump was such a role model for our children and grandchildren starting with the sex education he provided males and going on with the name calling and putting down of others! Oh forgot to mention how he taught them to think your are the brightest one and only you matters.

  15. John W Wyssling

    If this is how they treat these men- then we need to push for the same penalty for Pelosi, Schiff, Schummer and Nadler and Mad Max

  16. Michael

    The far left lunatic liberals are totally out of control.
    Beware Democrats, they will cancel you after they cancel all Republicans, in which I am proud Republican, and will support President Trump, ALWAYS..!!

  17. Nancy Martelly

    Are you so hell bend on handing America to China. Senator Ted Cruz is a very good man and Hawley. They are contesting the outcome of the Fraudulant Election. I know God is testing us. But TRUTH Will Win Out In The End. You Evil people want to Stop our Freedom of Speech but you and Antifa – BLM – MS13 wanted you right to free speech this Summer. Except you Burned Building, Looted, Injured Police and Citizens over a death of Floyd you knew nothing about. If you were smart you would have seen that Floyd was high on drugs and killed himself. You continue to RIOT and not engage in peaceful protest you will be killing yourself too! The Democrat politicians don’t give a shit about your claims or your life.

  18. Rebecca

    This is insane. Cruz and Haley had every right to oppose the electoral votes in questionable states-it’s part of the constitutional process!! Has the world gone mad?? These men are good human beings and public servants. Stop this nonsense!!

  19. Fe Garbanzos

    Won’t it be great if Pelosi,Waters,and every politician governing for us in Congress and Senate make full confession, why they hated TRump who is considered an outsider…then we will discover one reason they hated Trump is because Trump may open up pandora’s box and will show what these politicans are hiding from us/ how they benefit financially/who they are protecting for their own merit,etc. Let’s start with the California Mafia…how Soros is behind them, their relationship to him,etc.
    “HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY.”…don’t politicians know this? Am wondering because they don’t practise it….

  20. Camus

    To those who consider the treatment of these two patriots to be just, the hypocrisy of the democrats to be accepted, and the discrimination against white Christians to be fair, I ask you a question. Why can’t gun and ammunition suppliers keep up with demand? Answer: because of Democrats.

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