Missouri Senator Josh Hawley is striking back at those who are seeking an ethics investigation into his objection to the Electoral College results.

Hawley is filing a counter-complaint against seven Senate Democrats involved in this ethics investigation.

Last week Democrats asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate actions by Hawley and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, to “fully understand their role” in the so-called insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of then President Donald Trump.

Hawley says this action is an “Historic abuse of the Senate ethics process” and he wants the committee to take any disciplinary action deemed appropriate.