Members of the Sedition Caucus Face Backlash from Donors, Constituents and GOP Colleagues
Following the violent storming of the US Capitol on Wednesday, the 127 Republican lawmakers who persisted in their objections to president-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory face backlash from donors, constituents and GOP colleagues.
Sen. Ted Cruz is a notable member of the “Sedition Caucus.” Also listed are Texas Reps. Jodey Arrington, Brian Babin, Michael C. Burgess, John R. Carter, Michael Cloud, Pat Fallon, Louie Gohmenrt, Ronny Jackson, Troy Nehls, August Pfluger, Pete Sessions, Beth Van Duyne, Randy Weber, Roger Williams and Ron Wright.
Democratic lawmakers have called upon Sens. Cruz, Hawley, and the 125 other Republicans who objected to Biden’s victory to resign. Earlier today, Rep. Cori Bush (MI-D) introduced H.RES. 25 which seeks “to investigate and expel the GOP members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack.” Democrats have announced a second impeachment attempt which will be voted on in the House on Wednesday.
Corporations have also spoken out against the 127 objecting lawmakers. Marriott International Inc. and the US health insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield Association have suspended donations to the lawmakers. JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Walmart responded similarly, promising to pause contributions from political action committees. Many other major companies have been vocal against the Republicans who refused to certify election results on Wednesday and have said that they would take these actions into account when deciding future political donations.