GOP Senator Served Subpoena While Walking Off CPAC Stage


The annual convention of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has featured such renouned speakers as Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe, Glenn Beck, Steve Bannon, and Ann Coulter. On Friday, it also featured Sen. Josh Hawley moments before he was served a subpoena.

Those in attendance confirmed to The Kansas City Star that Hawley was served as he walked off the stage from a one-on-one interview. He was subpoena’d to appear for a deposition by Democratic candidate for attorney general Elad Gross regarding his alleged violation of Missouri’s Sunshine Law.

‘Elad Gross, a Democratic candidate for attorney general who is suing Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s office, said on Twitter that the Missouri senator was served moments after he completed his appearance.’

Gross tweeted about the subpoena shortly after it was served, saying that Hawley had been ducking the subpoena for weeks.

‘“We got him. After more than two weeks of evading service, Senator Josh Hawley was personally served with the subpoena at CPAC.”’

While Hawley insists he’s done nothing wrong, he certainly seems anxious not to answer questions about his time as attorney general.

‘Gross is seeking to depose Hawley about his handling of the Missouri Sunshine Law as the state’s attorney general leading up to his 2018 Senate election. Hawley, who is not a party to the lawsuit, is seeking to quash the subpoena.’

Hawley recently camer under fire from Trump supporters in his own party for refusing to vote for one of Trump’s judicial nominees. After much posturing on Twitter about how he didn’t “come to Washington, D.C. to make friends,” he voted for Trump’s nominee, anyway. Hawley faced the writer of an op-ed about the criticism he was under for his resistance to nominee Neomi Rao on the CPAC stage.

‘Hawley’s interview with Strassel came days after her publication printed a pair of editorials slamming Hawley for his initial reluctance to back President Donald Trump’s nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Neomi Rao.

‘Hawley, who ended up supporting Rao in a Senate Judiciary Committee vote, brushed off the backlash in the days leading up to his CPAC appearance.’

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