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Fri Jan 29, 2021, 05:34 PM

New 'Treason Caucus' campaign targets Cruz, Hawley, and others for role in deadly Capitol insurrecti

Common Dreams via Raw Story

Demands for accountability ramped up on Friday as the progressive organization MoveOn Civic Action launched a "Treason Caucus" campaign calling on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to resign or be expelled from office for his role in helping to incite the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

The state-specific and national campaign is also targeting Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and the 147 House Republicans who voted to overturn the November 2020 presidential election, which former President Donald Trump decisively lost to President Joe Biden.

Even before the right-wing siege of the Capitol that left five people dead, Cruz, Hawley, Johnson, and other GOP lawmakers came under fire for elevating unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud that Trump and his allies spouted to anyone who would listen in the months after the election.

"When the country watched as a violent Trump mob stormed the Capitol, we saw the impact of months of delusional election fraud lies and incendiary rhetoric from Donald Trump come to a deadly fruition," said Rahna Epting, executive director of MoveOn Civic Action. "But Trump did not act alone."


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Fri Jan 29, 2021, 05:50 PM

1. I listened to the Meidas guys on Michael Cohen's podcast, and they made the point

that Democrats had a habit of hard hitting ads close to elections, whereas Republicans create the narrative against Democrats through the cycle. There aim is to set the scene against republicans from now.

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