House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson has said Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) could be put on the no-fly list if they’re found liable for inciting the riot at the Capitol that left five people dead.
Thompson, a Democrat representing Mississippi’s 2nd congressional district, told SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show on Monday that there would be no exception for elected officials who were found responsible for the deadly incident.
He told host Joe Madison there was “no question about” placing the Capitol rioters on the domestic no-fly list, though there is some debate about how quickly this could be done.
“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,” Thompson said.
“These are domestic terrorists—same thing. A terrorist is a terrorist, no matter who you are.”
Madison went on to ask Thompson what that would mean for Cruz and Hawley if they were found in some way liable for the riot. The discussion also focused on Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert amid calls for her resignation.
“If these folks are found liable, should they be on the no-fly list?” Madison asked.
“Well, there’s no question about it,” Thompson said. “There’s no exemption for being put on the no-fly list.”