Josh Hawley’s Senate Re-Election Chances Take Major Blow

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Picture this, if you can: a group of angry, armed, radicalized Muslim Americans gather in front of the Capitol Building after weeks of promising to take over the government in online forums. Shortly before storming the Capitol Building and murdering a police officer, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is pictured on camera walking past the group and raising a fist in solidarity with them. How quickly would the Republican Party demand that she be removed from office and tried for sedition?

On January 6, 2021, the day that violent, radicalized Trump supporters gathered in front of our nation’s Capitol Building and stormed the halls of Congress, screaming for blood and erecting a gallows pole to hang our elected officials, Josh Hawley (R-MO) was the elected official giving them a raised fist of solidarity. Now, a PAC in his own state, the same PAC that supported former Sen. Claire McCaskill’s elections, are coming together to fight to get Hawley removed from office.

According to POLITICO:

‘The new group is called JOSH PAC, an acronym for Just Oust Seditious Hacks. The organization formally registered with the Federal Election Commission this week and has quietly set up a website and Twitter account.

‘“Josh Hawley has no shame and put his own personal ambitions ahead of America. JOSH PAC will work to ensure that Hawley never wins another election,” the source said.’

Hawley’s campaign team scoffed at the news, reminding everyone that McCaskill lost her bid for reelection in 2018. However, McCaskill served for 12 years in the Senate. Hawley was elected just two months ago and already his constituents want him out and his Republican colleagues in Congress are ready for him to go. Further, Hawley has refused to acknowledge his part in inflaming anger with his rhetoric about a stolen election.

‘Hawley has largely been unapologetic, comparing his efforts to past Democratic challenges to elections. One major difference: The Democratic candidates had conceded those elections, while President Donald Trump kept fighting to overturn the election into last week.’

Hawley insisted in statements to reporters that his challenge to the election is part of the democratic debate that prevents violence in this country. What is really was, however, was a lie meant to keep outraged dupes angry, and violence ensued.

‘Much of the media and many members of the Washington establishment want to deceive Americans into thinking those who raised concerns incited violence, simply by voicing the concern. But democratic debate is not mob violence. It is in fact how we avoid that violence.’

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