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Cruz, Ted

Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is a far-right politician from Houston who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. After losing the GOP presidential nomination to Trump in 2016, he became a staunch and stridently outspoken proponent of the former president and worked to help him hold on to power after he lost the 2020 election.

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Descend on the Capitol Conference Call

On Dec. 30, 2020, an associate of Roger Stone named Jason Sullivan led a conference call with an unknown number of Trump supporters, urging them to “descend on the Capitol” a week later—on Jan. 6, 2021—to prevent the congressional certification of President Biden’s electoral win of the election.

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Hawley, Josh

About Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), a far-right evangelical christian, is serving his first term in the U.S. Senate after being elected in 2019. Raised in rural Missouri, he taught at the University of Missouri Law School for several years before getting into politics by winning the race for attorney general in Missouri. Shortly after assuming office … Read more

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Hyde-Smith, Cindy

About Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), the junior senator from Mississippi, assumed office in April 2018 when she was appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by long-time Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The self-proclaimed “conservative” Republican was reelected to a six-year term in 2020, becoming the first woman elected to represent Mississippi in Congress. She was … Read more

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Indictment—Department of Justice

Two and a half years after the insurrection, the Department of Justice indicted Trump on charges of leading an illegal conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

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Johnson, Ron

About  Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) has represented Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate since 2011. Prior to getting involved in politics, he worked at PACUR, a plastics company owned by his wife’s family, initially as an accountant and eventually rising to the position of CEO.  The Koch brothers and their network of dark money groups are behind … Read more

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Kennedy, John

About John Kennedy (R-La.) is an ultra-conservative, lifelong resident of Louisiana who has served in the U.S. Senate as the junior senator from the state since 2017. He is one of eight Republican senators to vote against certifying President Biden’s election on Jan. 6, 2021.  Kennedy earned an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, a law … Read more

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Lummis, Cynthia

About Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) serves in the U.S. Senate as a junior senator from Wyoming who won in 2020 with Trump’s endorsement. Before becoming the first woman from Wyoming to be elected to the Senate, she served four consecutive terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009–17. She has also worked … Read more

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Marshall, Roger

About  Roger (“Doc”) Marshall (R-Kan.) was sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Jan. 3, 2021 as the junior senator from Kansas. A physician based in Great Bend, he first ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016 and served the 1st Congressional District in Kansas from 2017–21.  Marshall earned his undergraduate degree from … Read more

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Perdue, David

About  David Perdue (R-Ga.) served in the U.S. Senate from 2015–21, and in 2022, with Trump’s endorsement, he made an unsuccessful bid to run for governor of Georgia but lost the GOP primary in a landslide to incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R).  As a senator, Perdue was accused of corruption for his stock trading activity … Read more