House Homeland Security Chair Equates Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to ‘Domestic Terrorists’

Democratic National Convention via AP

 

It’s almost like they want to alienate parts of the voting electorate. Democrat lawmakers have started the process to impeach President Trump even after he leaves office. As of Monday, they are seeking to expel Republican members of the House for challenging some of the presidential election results. Now, they are trying to label GOP lawmakers as terrorists.

Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) argued that GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) should be placed on the federal “No Fly” list because of the “actions they participated in” on Jan 6. when pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building.

During a Monday appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show,” Thompson answered a question about whether or not rioters should be placed on the list.

“There’s no question about it,” he replied. “First of all, these folks, in my opinion, can be classified as domestic terrorists because of the actions they participated in on Wednesday. Now under normal circumstances, international terrorists are out on no-fly lists. These are domestic terrorists–same thing. A terrorist is a terrorist, no matter who you are.”

The host then asked the representative if he believes Cruz and Hawley, who were vocal in their objections to some of the election results, should face similar punishment. Thompson answered, “There’s talk about liability for inciting this insurrection falling, maybe, in the laps of Senator Hawley and Senator Cruz and a member of Congress who may have Facetimed or led people to Pelosi’s office.”

He added, “If these folks are found liable, should they be on the no-fly list?”

Thompson continued:

Even a member of Congress that commits a crime, you know, they expel from the body. There are ethics charges that can be brought against those individuals. And people are looking at all this. What Hawley did and what Cruz did was horrible. What—the new member from Colorado, who basically tweeted directions and everything that was going on—that’s not something you do. Somebody said, well she’s new. Well the point is ignorance of the law is no excuse. So if you don’t know, you’ve still done something wrong.

Democrats and media activists are trying to place blame for the riot squarely on President Trump and any GOP officials who supported his challenges to the results of the election. Cruz and Hawley made themselves targets when they aggressively defied the left’s demands to go along with the flow.

Other Democratic lawmakers have suggested that Congress take action against the two lawmakers. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) demanded their resignations. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) echoed Brown’s sentiments, pretending that they were responsible for the deaths that occurred during the riot.

AOC was one of the others citing Hawley’s apparent “fist pump of death” as a contributor to the violence. “You fist-pumped insurrectionists and baselessly attacked our elections,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet. “Your actions fueled a riot and you fundraised in the chaos. Five people are dead. Even your GOP colleagues have distanced from your acts. Yet here you are crying over a book deal. You should be expelled.”

But, we know what the Democrats don’t actually believe that Cruz or Hawley is responsible for the rioting. They truly buy the notion that expressing opinions and punching the air really caused people to get violent. They just believe that we’re all stupid enough to accept it.

Just as with impeachment, Democrats are set to pursue another legislative remedy that will fail miserably due to its lack of merit and cause them to look like utter circus clowns. Like I said before, they just can’t help themselves, can they?

 

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