'Fascist traitor' Josh Hawley blasted for posing with troops protecting Capitol: 'You are the Reason they have to be there'
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), one of the leaders of the violent January 6 insurrection, is under fire after posing with members of his home state's National Guard protecting the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The infamous photo of Sen. Hawley standing in front of the U.S. Capitol, his arm raised in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, summoning insurrectionists attempting a coup while he and his fellow traitors were conspiring to overturn a free and fair election, has become emblematic of the attack not only on the Capitol, but on democracy itself.
Vanity Fair on Monday reported "not every lawmaker is haunted by the insurrection. Some are faring quite nicely, in fact. Take Josh Hawley: the Missouri Republican, who with Ted Cruz helped lead Donald Trump's effort to overturn his election loss in the Senate, has been on a fundraising tear since the 6th, parlaying his role as an instigator into a cash haul from the MAGA faithful. According to Politico, Hawley took in over $3 million in the first quarter of the year on nearly 60,000 donations—a huge spike compared to this time last cycle, when the freshman senator received just $43,000."
On Wednesday Hawley stood for his hypocritical photo op.
Honored to meet with the @Missouri_NG 220th Engineer Construction Company who’ve been proudly supporting Capitol Po… https://t.co/oshkqxZHJ3— Josh Hawley (@Josh Hawley) 1618439300
Several social media users noted he's wearing the exact same outfit as the day he led the insurrectionists.
His attempt to whitewash his role was not well-received.
@JasonKander @sarahkendzior I and my colleagues at the World Mental Health Coalition (https://t.co/lmPwaQC3Qp) have… https://t.co/qX31TUL59A— Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv (@Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv) 1618485725
@HawleyMO @Missouri_NG Seditionist.— Benjamin Dreyer (@Benjamin Dreyer) 1618449669
@HawleyMO @Missouri_NG "No @SenateGOP did more to breathe life into the lie that the election was stolen & that Tru… https://t.co/P4RVWMXmrK— GA- Vote for Warnock on Dec 6th (@GA- Vote for Warnock on Dec 6th) 1618446018
@HawleyMO @Missouri_NG Capitol police, you say? The ones you led a murderous MAGA mob to attack on Jan. 6? You thin… https://t.co/iASJD9l7wl— AccountabilityNow (@AccountabilityNow) 1618486975
@PattyArquette @HawleyMO @Missouri_NG Hawley is a fascist traitor. Period. A common malady among Cult Republicans.— Tim Murphy 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 🌻 ☮️ (@Tim Murphy 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 🌻 ☮️) 1618460977
@HawleyMO @Missouri_NG You’re the reason the Guard had to guard the Capitol, Josh. Your lies fueled the murderous mob.— Mark Jacob (@Mark Jacob) 1618461081
@HawleyMO @Missouri_NG They are there because YOU supported the insurrection. You are such a craven, vile, disgrace to the office you hold.— AnnieB (@AnnieB) 1618445752
@HawleyMO @Missouri_NG https://t.co/LGvtNTZyNk— Mark James (@Mark James) 1618449701
@HawleyMO @Missouri_NG Seditionists shouldn't stand beside heroes Never forget 1/6/21 https://t.co/JTcJXsfuxc— Cathy Coleman ☮️ (@Cathy Coleman ☮️) 1618447994
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