Confederates and miscreants: Hawley, Cruz would join infamous list if expelled

WASHINGTON — Only 15 people have been expelled from the U.S. Senate in its 232-year history, 14 of them senators who backed the Confederacy during the Civil War. Just nine members have been censured — formally reprimanded — an ignoble list that includes the red-baiting demagogue, Wisconsin Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz are facing calls that they receive some form of this historically rare discipline. Seven Democrats have asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate whether their challenges to President Biden’s Elect…

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