Morning Joe panel piles on 'terrible senator' Josh Hawley after actor Jon Hamm mocks him in ad
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Jon Hamn attends "Top Gun: Mavertick" Royal Film Performance at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm cut a new ad questioningSen. Josh Hawley's (R-MO) courage on behalf of Democratic challenger Lucas Kunce, and panelists on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" piled on.
The actor narrated a campaign spot questioning the Missouri Republican's convictions and his ostentatious masculinity, which includes a book on the topic, and draws attention to his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection -- which he then fled as Donald Trump supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol.
"Obviously, when you have somebody on the other side that took an active part in stirring people up to overthrow the United States government like Josh Hawley did, to riot that day, who tried to overthrow a presidential election, yeah, I would hope the people in Missouri might actually just give a damn about that," said host Joe Scarborough.
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson praised the ad and said Hawley was richly deserving of the criticism.
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"You know, it goes right at Hawley's manhood thing, which is, I guess I don't know what he is trying to do with this, but I'll tell you, he's not exactly a Schwarzenegger," Robinson said. "He's a terrible senator. I think his record -- we've seen what he did on Jan. 6, we've seen his record in the Senate, which is quite undistinguished. Let's see if Kunce can do it. Missouri is a tough state, a very red state, but Josh Hawley, you know, we'll see if he could be a vulnerable candidate running for re-election."Watch the video below or at this link
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