'A dangerous fascist': Critics blast Josh Hawley on the anniversary of his Fox News insurrection threat
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), whose fist-in-the-sky photo taken in front of the Capitol January 6 became emblematic of Donald Trump’s insurrection, is being raked over the coals as Americans remember the threat he delivered in a Fox News interview just one year ago today.
When you look up traitor in the dictionary you should find this picture of Josh Hawley taken January 6th.pic.twitter.com/x2C1QMmEMn— Chris Hahn (@Chris Hahn) 1641320430
Here he is, talking on January 4 last year with Fox News’ Bret Baier, who bluntly told him “Congress doesn’t have the right to overturn” the election.
Hawley then countered with a misreading of the Constitution, but his claim that Trump could remain president depending “on what happens on Wednesday,” January 6, is to many chilling:
BRET BAIER: I want to pin you down on what you're trying to do. Are you trying to say that Trump will be president after January 20?\n\nJOSH HAWLEY: Well, that depends on what happens on Wednesday\n\nBAIER: No it doesn't\n\n(Trump in fact lost an election!)pic.twitter.com/vsO2JyRJuk— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1609806864
“Never forget exactly 1 year ago today, Josh Hawley was on Fox spreading the big lie for Trump,” wrote on social media user. “He’s as guilty as anyone when it comes to the insurrection & if we lose the house in ’22, people like this Hitler wannabee will be first in line to overthrow democracy.”
“Hard to believe Senator Sedition Fist, aka Josh Hawley, is still a sitting Senator after this,” said another.
Other responses include:
“Josh Hawley is a dangerous fascist and he needs to answer for his crimes from January 6th.”
“Raise your hand if Josh Hawley is a seditious traitor who should be expelled from Congress ASAP!”
“We don’t talk about it enough, but Josh Hawley attempted to stop the certification of a presidential election and incited the attack on the U.S. Capitol.”
“A year isn’t enough time to forget that Josh Hawley (along with Grassley, Cruz, and others) spread misinformation about the election and even made statements implying that they expected it to be overturned. All of them traitors!”
A few more:
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)\nRep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)\nRep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)\nRep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)\nRep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)\nSen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)\nSen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)\nDefeated President, Donald Trump\n@FBI Here ya go!https://twitter.com/BennieGThompson/status/1478138260350193665\u00a0\u2026— Pridegoesbeforethefall (@Pridegoesbeforethefall) 1641307652
Josh Hawley was the 1st Senator to say he would NOT certify #Biden as President! Hawley wanted to get ahead of every Repub, including #TedCruz, to get attention! 3 Senators have been expelled & it was over the Civil War! #JoshHawley & Cruz should be EXPELLED for this coup plot!!— Dan Pereira (@Dan Pereira) 1641320098
Never forget Josh Hawley\u2019s role in all of this.https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1346253682787160064\u00a0\u2026— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1641312104
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