Homeland Security Committee chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) is expanding the call to add violent rioters in last week’s deadly Capitol attack on the no-fly list to include Republican members of Congress who backed the Electoral College certification challenge, including Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), if they are found liable.
Thompson revealed his extreme opinion about GOP elected officials to SiriusXM host Joe Madison.
Per The Washington Times:
“There’s no exemption for being put on the no-fly list,” Mr. Thompson said. “Even a member of Congress that commits a crime, you know, they’re expelled from the body. There are ethics charges that can be brought against those individuals. And people are looking at all of this.”
Mr. Thompson also mentioned “the new member from Colorado” — Rep. Lauren Boebert — who posted on Twitter when the chamber was locked down, and when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been pulled from the chamber amid the chaos.
Those tweets have been cited as evidence she was giving protesters a road map to Mrs. Pelosi’s whereabouts. Mr. Thompson said she “basically tweeted directions.”
Calls for the senators and the congresswoman to resign have raged in the days since the Wednesday attack, though they have shown no signs of planning to do so.