Gun Toting Mark McCloskey Gets Crushed In Primary Election


As it turns out, Missouri Republican voters weren’t actually particularly interested in having Mark McCloskey be their Senator.

With his wife Patricia, Mark became what one could call infamous after he pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter demonstrators near his St. Louis residence in 2020. Patricia also pointed a gun at the protesters, who were heading elsewhere. For some godforsaken reason, the duo were featured speakers for the 2020 Republican National Convention, although they provided a video message rather than showing up on stage. On Tuesday, Republicans in Missouri voted in their state’s GOP primary for Senate amid the race to replace retiring Republican Roy Blunt, and McCloskey received just 3 percent of the vote as of early Wednesday. The winner, current state Attorney General Eric Schmitt, had over 45 percent of the vote — leaving Schmitt more than 20 percent ahead of runner-up Vicky Hartzler, who Josh Hawley endorsed.

Some of the comments Mark McCloskey made in the aftermath of the original 2020 incident somehow made him sound even more bonkers than he already appeared. “We were threatened with our lives, threatened with [our] house being burned down, my office building being burned down, even our dog’s life being threatened,” he blubbered in an interview shortly after the incident. “It was about as bad as it can get. I really thought it was storming the Bastille, that we would be dead, and the house would be burned, and there was nothing we could do about it.” How do people who’ve opted for such pathological paranoia even operate on a daily basis? “It was like the storming of the Bastille, the gate came down, and a large crowd of angry, aggressive people poured through,” Mark said in a different interview. “I was terrified that we’d be murdered within seconds. Our house would be burned down, our pets would be killed.” Don’t watch Fox News, people.

There’s no apparent solid indication of who even damaged that neighborhood gate near the McCloskeys’ residence. The couple pleaded guilty to misdemeanor offenses in connection to the incident — in which nobody among the protesters ever made a physically violent move against the couple or was even evidently confirmed to have guns, but the Republican governor of Missouri, Mike Parsons, pardoned them. As of mid-Wednesday morning, there were no new posts on the Twitter account associated with the McCloskey Senate campaign. On that account, Mark used an image of him pointing that gun at demonstrators amid the original confrontation as a profile photo. He sounded on Twitter as though he was potentially desperate for a Trump endorsement, but Donald opted for issuing an apparent double-endorsement for “Eric,” without specifying a last name. Two leading candidates shared that first name. The eventual general election for Senate in Missouri seems likely to turn out in Republicans’ favor this November.

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