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Missouri House Democrat calls on Josh Hawley to resign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Democratic member of Missouri's House of Representatives filed a resolution on Tuesday calling on Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) to resign from office.

The bill filing comes after many have disavowed the Senator and called for him to step down after last week's assault on the US Capitol.

State Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis) who filed the concurrent resolution said he's urging Hawley to resign because of his role in "inciting sedition and violent insurrection against the government and people of the US in violation of his oath of office."

Merideth included in the resolution that it is the "duty of all elected officials and citizens to strongly reject sedition and insurrection."

Protesters gathered in St. Louis over the weekend also calling for the Senator's resignation.

As of Tuesday, the House website said no hearings were planned for the bill and that it was not on any House calendars.

In response to the calls for his resignation, Hawley said, "I will never apologize for giving a voice to millions of Missourians and Americans who have concerns about the integrity of our elections. That's my job and I will continue to do it."

It mirrors a statement he released last week after objecting to the Electoral College vote.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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