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Something Josh Hawley Said 2 Days Before January 6 Has Come Back To Bite Him On The A*s


Back in January of last year, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) made an appearance on Fox News to discuss what some Republicans were planning to do in order to prevent the 2020 electoral votes from being certified during a joint session of Congress.

In the weeks before Hawley appeared on Fox, then-President Donald Trump and his surrogates had falsely asserted that the election had been stolen, votes had been counted twice, and some states destroyed ballots from historically GOP districts in states such as Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. They never offered any proof of those assertions, but they repeated them day and night on right-wing media, including Fox News.

Hawley, however, seemed to telegraph that something big was planned for Jan. 6 when he was asked by Fox host 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?”

The senator replied:

“Well, that depends on what happens on Wednesday (Jan. 6).”

Baier retorted:

“No, it doesn’t.”

It most certainly didn’t depend on what happened on Wednesday, Jan. 6, because despite the horrific violence that took place that day, Congress reconvened and certified the electoral votes that made Joe Biden 46th President of the United States and relegated Donald Trump to the status of a failed, one-term loser who will likely go down in history as the worst president this country has ever had.

Hawley’s response during that Jan. 4 Fox interview also leaves him squarely in the sights of the House Select Committee on Jan. 6. There’s even the very real possibility that the senator will be subpoenaed for testimony and referred on criminal contempt charges if he refuses to obey the summons.

People like Hawley and others (i.e. Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz) appear to have been part of the larger conspiracy to stage a coup so that Trump could remain in office indefinitely. They should be called out, publicly shamed, and charged with whatever crimes are applicable for their actions.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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