COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Calls for U.S. Senator Josh Hawley's resignation are increasing after the senator from Missouri said he will, "never apologize" for his objection to the Electoral College certification.
That objection, came after a violent mob took over the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Many lawmakers have since called for Hawley's resignation. Missouri Representative Cori Bush said in a Tweet, "the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences."
Bush said she will be introducing a resolution calling for the Missouri Senator's expulsion.
Former Sen. John Danforth, who backed Hawley in the 2018 republican primaries told St. Louis Today in an interview that backing Hawley was, "the worst mistake of my life."
Hawley would be the first member of the senate to be expelled since the Civil War.
While it is unlikely Hawley will resign, the senate can also vote to censure the senator.
This would be a formal statement of disapproval in the form of a resolution that is adopted by majority vote. Hawley would be the first senator to be censured since David F. Durenberger in 1990.