Posts tagged with "Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri)"

Josh Hawley pledges not to‘run,’ after being caught running from Trump mob

July 26, 2022

On Thursday evening, July 21, during a primetime hearing, the January 6 committee played stunning footage  of Senator  Josh Hawley  (R-Missouri) running away from a mob of pro-Trump vigilantes that he had been seen riling up just hours earlier, reports The Daily Beast.

Despite the clip—which clearly showed the Republican lawmaker on the run from the Capitol attackers—nearly 24 hours later, he pledged to a group of young conservative activists that he would not “run” away from a battle.

“Hey, listen, I know what I’m talking about because I had them do it to me,” he proudly declared at Turning Point USA’s summer conference in Tampa on Friday evening—referring to being called a “traitor” over pushing for “election integrity.”

“I objected on January 6 last year to the state of Pennsylvania,” he boasted, adding,

“And I just want to say to all of those liberals out there and the liberal media, just in case you haven’t gotten the message yet, I do not regret it,” Hawley continued. “And I am not backing down. I’m not gonna apologize, I’m not gonna cower, I’m not gonna run from you.”

“I’m not gonna bend the knee,” he concluded.

The remarks come as both Hawley and former President Donald Trump attempt to push back on the bombshell January 6 hearing, The Daily Beast says.

Late Thursday night, Trump had a meltdown on his social media site, Truth Social. “I had an election Rigged and Stolen from me, and our Country. The USA is going to Hell,” he fumed after midnight. “Am I supposed to be happy?”

A source close to the ex-president told The Daily Beast during the hearing that Trump has expressed continued frustration at the “one-sided forum,” which gives no opportunity for “cross-examination” or the ability for Trump to “present [his] side.”

“There’s no courtroom in this country where that would be allowed,” the source, who regularly speaks to Trump, said.

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Secretive Ethics panel will judge Hawley and Cruz

February 3, 2021

Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will be conducted on the Senate floor, live on TV. By contrast, the Senate investigation into Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) will take place behind closed doors—conducted by one of the most secretive committees in Congress, Politico reports.

After multiple leading Democrats called for the two Republicans to resign, Cruz and Hawley’s challenge to President Joe Biden’s Electoral College win is now tied up in the opaque U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics. And while Trump’s impeachment trial probably will conclude quickly; Politico projects that the probe into whether the two senators played a role in inciting the violent Capitol attack will unwind over an interminable timetable, with little hint of where it is going.

The committee says nothing about its business until actions are taken. And it has a lot of business before it: Seven Democratic senators filed a complaint against the two GOP senators who led the effort to object to the election results, arguing that they ‘lent legitimacy” to the cause of those who invaded the Capitol. Hawley fired back with a counter complaint—alleging “improper conduct” for partisan gain.

The panel is led by Chair Chris Coons (D-Delaware), who called for Cruz and Hawley to resign; and by Vice Chair James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), who planned to challenge the election results, himself, before backing away after the invasion of the Capitol. Coons and Lankford speak frequently to each other and have a warm relationship, just as Coons did with former Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia).

And the two senators will keep a tight lid on the highest profile ethics investigation in years. “Neither of us [is] going to talk about it at all,” Lankford said in an interview with Politico. “We don’t bring up anything on the ethics stuff at all. We don’t confirm anything and we’re pretty lockstep about that.”

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