Josh Hawley slammed for railing against 'the muzzling of America' — on the front page of the New York Post
In an op-ed published by the New York Post on Sunday, January 24, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri complains bitterly about what he claims is "the latest form of cancel culture" in the United States: being lambasted for his unwavering support of President Donald Trump following the 2020 presidential election. But Hawley's op-ed wasn't buried deep inside the pages of the Post, which ran it as a cover story. And the far-right Republican and Trump loyalist is drawing a great deal of criticism for claiming that he exemplifies "the muzzling of America" in light of the fact that a major newspaper in the largest city in the U.S. gave him the front cover to make his bogus claims.
In his op-ed, Hawley writes, "On behalf of the voters of my state, I raised a challenge to the presidential electors from Pennsylvania after that state conducted the election in violation of the state constitution. Maybe you agree with me. Maybe you don't. But whatever your view, Corporate America's rush to cancel those it dislikes should trouble you."
It's time to stand up against the muzzling of America https://t.co/rrTrtfrYZn via @nypost— Josh Hawley (@Josh Hawley) 1611542111
Hawley makes it sound like he is being persecuted for standing up for democracy. In fact, he's being criticized for pandering to extremists who were making false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Hawley cynically announced that on January 6, he would contest Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. And a now-infamous photo shows Hawley waving in solidarity with violent far-right insurrectionists who later stormed the U.S. Capitol Building in the hope of preventing the certification of democratic election results.
Hawley's op-ed is being met with a blistering response on Twitter. Here are some of the many negative reactions:
@HawleyMustGo @HawleyMO @nypost How can someone who is cancelled have an op ed in the Post?— Dan Holden - Magister Ludi (@Dan Holden - Magister Ludi) 1611542342
@HawleyMO @nypost The senator is complaining about being 'muzzled' for challenging the results of a free and fair e… https://t.co/TnNTTAdfhO— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1611543320
@HawleyMO @nypost Shut up, traitor. Resign or be expelled. Those who want us to put these billboards throughout his… https://t.co/UZJYZ71S20— Really American 🇺🇸 (@Really American 🇺🇸) 1611542167
@HawleyMO @nypost You wanted to disenfranchise MILLIONS of voters. You wanted to muzzle people of color. WTF is wrong with you.— (((Howard Forman))) (sarcasm/parody) (@(((Howard Forman))) (sarcasm/parody)) 1611542177
@HawleyMO @nypost Resign https://t.co/fDzlsttQv3— Mitzi Sims Porter 🌹 (@Mitzi Sims Porter 🌹) 1611542173
@HawleyMO @nypost You tried to overturn the votes of EIGHTY ONE MILLION AMERICANS. I'd call that an attempt at m… https://t.co/hfvN3opf02— Moozhan Toofan (@Moozhan Toofan) 1611542490
@HawleyMO @nypost Since your actions are deserving of censure and expulsion from the Senate, I’m not surprised you… https://t.co/w1wzrLeBT8— Chris B 🇺🇦 (@Chris B 🇺🇦) 1611542520
@HawleyMO @nypost You tried to disenfranchise millions of voters in a seditious plot and are whining about this? Have you no honor?— Bob Brigham (@Bob Brigham) 1611542765
@HawleyMO @nypost How you muzzled with a front page OP ED? https://t.co/3xGcPlBb5d— Bill Hoyle ™️ (@Bill Hoyle ™️) 1611542972
@HawleyMO @nypost So you wrote an op-ed that made the cover of the NY Post and it's about (checks notes) having you… https://t.co/8IQh03qmuV— Denise Shearin 🌊 (@Denise Shearin 🌊) 1611543340
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