Hawley’s efforts to reap political fruits of January 3. 6 Sneaky off


Given everything that has happened since then, it’s easy to forget the role the senator played. Josh Hawley (R-Mis.) played in asserting Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine the outcome of the 2020 election.

In the weeks since the states presented their electoral rolls to Washington on December 3rd. On the 14th of that year, then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) sought to prevent his caucus from joining in an effort to reject some of these voters. On the flip side, there has been a brisk competition to show loyalty to Trump by announcing plans to contest the submitted lists. But rival voters needed one House member and one Senator to succeed, and McConnell didn’t want that to happen.

did not work. The first senator to challenge McConnell was the junior senator from Missouri.

Hawley was making a calculated political play that managed to stay afloat for a year and a half. But one clip aired during Thursday night’s House Select Committee hearing may have made that stomping in the water impossible.

Then-Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller told the senator. Charles E. Schumer (DNY), said it would take several hours to secure the Capitol on January 3. 6, 2021 (Video: The Washington Post; Photo: Gaben Botsford/The Washington Post)

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in December. On September 30, 2020, Hawley’s office released a statement announcing that it would object to voters filed by Pennsylvania. He tried to justify it by blaming tech companies, a favorite target of his, and raising objections to how votes were cast in Keystone, a question that has already been resolved by state courts.

The plan was clear. Hawley, an ambitious young politician, wanted to be able to be the man who provided support for Trump’s base. The other senators knew it, too: the senator. Ted Cruz (R-Tex), who was similarly ambitious albeit less young, quickly came up with a plan to make his own slightly different objection. The race was going on.

When he entered the Capitol on January 3. On 6, 2021, Hawley gave this infamous fist pump to a crowd outside—including some eventual rioters. In the aftermath of the riots, there was much criticism of Hawley’s gesture of encouragement, which served as a reminder of his role in encouraging rioters to believe electoral vote counting should be derailed. After being kept out of sight for a bit, Hawley eventually began selling a cup displaying the fist pump – and continued to do so even after the photo’s copyright holder threatened to sue.

why not? He appears to have escaped the direct negative effects of his involvement in the riots. Republicans’ views on today’s events changed and loyalty to Trump continued to be valuable currency. Even on the evening of January 3rd. 6 herself, Hawley was still hopeful the possibility would hit. While at least one member of the Senate Republican caucus decided not to object to the submitted electors, Hawley did not. still objects. Even after Monday. Mitt Romney (of Utah) yelled at him, “You caused this!” , Hawley – standing in front of Romney smoke – I objected to the electoral list.

It appears that this was a bet. Hawley bet that it would work politically, that he could shake off fears like Romney in the short term and be a champion of al-Qaeda for standing firm for years to come. And up until about 9 p.m. Thursday, it looked like it could work.

Then a delegate committee member. Eileen Luria (D-V) diverted the hearing’s attention to Hawley’s actions inside the Capitol that day.

She began by showing a photo of the fist-pump, noting that a Capitol police officer expressed his frustration at doing it, because “he was doing it in a safe place, protected by officers and barricades.” Then Luria introduced the dagger.

“Later that day, Senator Hawley fled after the protesters he helped to stir up stormed the Capitol,” she said. “See for yourself.”

Video of Holly rushing through the hall was broadcast on a large screen at the front of the hearing room. Then it was broadcast again, this time in slow motion.

The hearing was based in theory on establishing that Trump chose not to act in response to the rioters that day. This little side about Hawley clearly had nothing to do with that. It certainly didn’t help the commission’s case against Trump. It was at least in part a public effort to embarrass Hawley, comparing his proud show of loyalty to the soon-to-be troublemakers with eventually being just another elected official who suddenly and unexpectedly found himself at the rioters’ mercy.

There is a feeling that broadcasting Hawley’s video fits with the committee’s efforts. The commission wants to set a cost for those who sought to turn the results of the 2020 election on its head. They want, albeit unofficially, to make it impossible for Trump to be reelected as president. It’s safe to assume that they understand the narrow path Hawley was trying to walk and that they understand that broadcasting that footage will in no way help him succeed. The senator likes to look tough. This video looked anything but.

Hawley wants the visual for his January post. 6 To Be That Pump: The Guy Willing To Fight For Trump. Instead, this video is now slow-motion: the man who thought he was cleverly taking advantage of Trump’s rule for his own purposes, only to see things suddenly unfold in a very different way.

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