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Key Republicans Have Skirted The Jan. 6 Investigation, Back Their Actions That Day

Source: MEGA

Josh Hawley.

Jul. 28 2022, Published 10:57 a.m. ET

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Two prominent Republican senators appear to have skirted the Jan. 6 investigation despite their roles that helped ignite fury over the 2020 election early on, has learned.

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According to The Associated Press, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., was the first GOP senator to say he would object to the 2020 election, which saw current President Joe Biden defeat former President Donald Trump.

Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was the next GOP senator to jump into the challenge of Biden's victory.

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Still, neither has testified before the House select Jan. 6 committee.

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The Associated Press reported that, despite the fact a dozen GOP senators planned to challenge Biden's win, they have largely escaped the investigation.

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The committee did share highlights that included the senators, including Hawley's raised-first salute to the rioters on Jan. 6, it has not called on the senators to testify.

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Source: MEGA

Ted Cruz.

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In fact, the senators have not seemed to show any remorse for possible roles in sparking the insurrection.

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“I do not regret it,” Hawley said to applause at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida, after he strode to the stage Friday to a standing ovation, according to The Associated Press.

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With the summer hearings coming to a close, the next displays of findings are set for September. The Associated Press reported that it appears the committee is focusing in on top White House officials rather than the senators.

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“We continue to receive new information every day,” committee chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said last week, announcing the next round of hearings in September. “We are pursuing many additional witnesses for testimony.”

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Some say the senators could provide insight into the Jan. 6 insurrection and Trump's contention that the 2020 election was stolen.

The committee has issued subpoenas to the likes of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Scott Perry, R-Pa., Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., and Mo Brooks, R-Ala.



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