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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., left, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., attend the second day of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett in Hart Senate Office Building on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC.

"Senators Hawley, Cruz, Graham, Johnson and others who pushed the big lie are co-conspirators and should not sit in judgment of Trump, rather they MUST BE DISQUALIFIED!" Photo: Josh Hawley, R-Mo., left, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., attend the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett in Hart Senate Office Building on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo/Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)

John Dean: Insurrectionist Senators are Co-Conspirators and Should Not Sit in Judgment of Trump

AOC: "Sen. Hawley is trying to wiggle out of inciting a riot that killed 5"

Common Dreams staff

On Friday evening Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the deadly Capitol insurrection will begin the week of Feb. 8.

“We all want to put this awful chapter in our nation’s history behind us. But healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability. And that is what this trial will provide,” said Senator Schumer.

“The names of Cruz and Hawley should go down in history next to people like Benedict Arnold,” Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego told Business Insider. “They are just traitors to the country and traitors to the Constitution.”

John Dean, the former White House Counsel for Richard Nixon who provided key testimony against Nixon as a witness in the 1973 Nixon impeachment hearings, took to Twitter Saturday afternoon:

As Common Dreams reported Thursday,  a group of seven Democrats filed an ethics complaint on Thursday requesting an investigation into the two senators' roles in inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Friday, Hawley attempted to defend his role saying “I will never apologize for giving voice to the millions of Missourians and Americans who have concerns about the integrity of our elections. That’s my job, and I will keep doing it.”

But few were buying Hawley's defense:


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