Experts say it’s unlikely that a petition seeking disbarment of Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, for allegedly lying about election fraud and inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection would spur bar prosecutors to launch discipline cases.

But one of the seven Yale Law School students who organized the petition, which has garnered nearly 11,000 signatures in five days, said the senators’ words and actions were unprecedented, and it’s important that bar associations take the petition’s claims seriously.

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