'Fascist traitor' Josh Hawley blasted for posing with troops protecting Capitol: 'You are the Reason they have to be there'

'Fascist traitor' Josh Hawley blasted for posing with troops protecting Capitol: 'You are the Reason they have to be there'

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan, speaks with Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri, before delivering testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on the proposal to establish a United States Space Force at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, April 11, 2019. (DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)
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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.

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.

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