Senator Cornyn

Cornyn Defends Hawley, Cruz Against Bogus Ethics Complaint

January 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today on Fox News’ America Reports, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed a group of Senate Democrats’ decision to file an ethics complaint against Sens. Cruz and Hawley for their objections to the certification of the presidential election results. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s interview are below, and video can be found here.

“It’s not uncommon – it’s actually frequent – where Senators have different points of view. And I might think the point of view of my opponent is wrong and I’m right, but that doesn’t mean it’s unethical or improper for them to make the argument, as long as we abide the judgment of the body of the Senate and follow the law as was done when it came to the certification of these votes.”

“I supported President Trump. I ran with President Trump. I wish he had won, but he didn’t win, and I don’t think Senator Hawley or Senator Cruz should be penalized in any way for making an argument. Maybe it didn’t carry the day, but I think they have every right to make the argument.”

“Barbara Boxer did this in, think it was 2005, and as you pointed out, there were others that had previously done it. It’s within their right to make those objections. But it’s also their responsibility to accept the outcome once it’s been decided, and that’s what we should all do, and move on.”