Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley should be classified as domestic terrorists for “the actions they participated in” last Wednesday when the pro-Donald Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol and should be put on the federal government’s “No Fly” list. That’s the opinion of Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Thompson made the comment in response to a question during an interview on SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show.”
Madison said, “There’s talk about liability for inciting this insurrection falling, maybe, in the laps of Senator Hawley and Senator Cruz and a member of Congress who may have FaceTimed or led people to (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi’s office.” He was referring to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) “If these folks are found liable, should they be on the no-fly list?” Madison asked.
“There’s no question about it,” Thompson said. “First of all, these folks, in my opinion, can be classified as domestic terrorists because of the actions they participated in on Wednesday. Now under normal circumstances international terrorists are out on no-fly lists. These are domestic terrorists – same thing. A terrorist is a terrorist, no matter who you are.”
Thompson went on to say, “Even a member of Congress that commits a crime, you know, they expel from the body. There are ethics charges that can be brought against those individuals. And people are looking at all this. What Hawley did and what Cruz did was horrible. What the new member from Colorado, who basically tweeted directions and everything that was going on – that’s not something you do. Somebody said, well she’s new. Well the point is ignorance of the law is no excuse. So if you don’t know, you’ve still done something wrong.”