Sedition. This word has been ricocheting around the Capitol and the media like a ping pong ball gone bad. What a pleasant-sounding word. Perhaps, people should avoid the fluff words and just say what is so. Sedition means overthrowing the American government by occupying the Capitol Building, terrorizing the heads of government our legislators, and killing people in the process. Representative Josh Hawley (R-MO) does not like the word either, but for a very different reason.
Hawley is greedy for power, standing on each elected position to rush the political ladder in double-time. At 41, he is keen to hold the presidential title. This time, though, he screwed up big time. In his haste, he threw in with the rebellion, raising his fist in support of the mob that overran the Capitol. Then, as a Stanford and Yale-educated man, he played dumb about why his book contract was canceled:
‘My statement on the woke mob at @simonschuster’
‘This could not be more Orwellian. Simon & Schuster (publisher) is canceling my contract because I was representing my constituents, leading a debate on the Senate floor on voter integrity, which they have now decided to redefine as sedition. Let me be clear, this is not just a contract dispute. It’s a direct assault on the First Amendment. Only approved speech can now be published. This is the Left looking to cancel everyone they don’t approve of. I will fight this cancel culture with everything I have. We’ll see you in court.’
Co-founder of The Lincoln Project Rick Wilson tweeted:
‘Maybe it was because you were cheering on violent insurgents’
The publishing house announced his book deal cancellation Thursday night. The title would have been The Tyranny of Big Tech. Simon & Schuster’s tweeted statement read:
‘[S]taff did not come to this decision lightly. After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Simon & Schuster has decided to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s forthcoming book.’
‘As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.’
All orchestrated! They were let in, we need this officers name! pic.twitter.com/1KoPcScxGQ
— ⭐️President Elect Biden⭐️ (@Bellaafrorican1) January 8, 2021
Featured Image Screenshot via The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson’s Tweet.
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