Politics Josh Hawley Calls Out Liberals' 'Lie' That He Wanted to Overturn Election, Incited Violence
Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley have been playing with dynamite (opinion)
Remember when a violent mob descended on the US Capitol, erected a gallows outside and went rampaging, hunting for lawmakers, in a riot that killed a police officer--all to overturn Joe Biden's election as president?, asks Errol Louis. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, who helped prop up the Big Lie, apparently want you to forget, or think it was normal partisan back and forth. Not this time, Louis says.Remember that time a violent mob smashed its way into the Capitol, killed a police officer and occupied the Senate chambers, hunting for terrified members of Congress who were forced to hide?
Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said he is "not going to back down" towho have he wanted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and that which occurred during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
In an interview with Life, Liberty & Levin hostscheduled to aired on Sunday, Hawley said: "What the liberals have said is, 'Because you did that, you effectively incited violence [January 6]. That's a lie. They know it's a lie. They said, 'He wanted to overturn the election.' That's a lie. They know that it's a lie."
Hawley tries to cancel Senate Democrats for “canceling” him
Hawley claims an investigation into his actions regarding the insurrection is tantamount to “cancel culture” — so he launched an investigation of his own.“Your baseless allegations are in that sense unfortunately typical of today’s leftwing cancel culture, a culture that tramples on the democratic traditions that left and right once defended together,” Hawley wrote to senators in filing his countercomplaint.
Hawley was thehe would reject the certification of President 's win, spreading misleading claims of election fraud by "mega corporations" and states like Pennsylvania allegedly bypassing election laws.
Democrats have publicly challenged Hawley's actions.tweeted the Missouri senator was "trying to wiggle out of inciting a riot that killed 5 by saying 'I was just representing my constituents' - but only those who wish to overturn the election and resurrect the Confederacy."
Sen. Hawley is trying to wiggle out of inciting a riot that killed 5 by saying “I was just representing my constituents” - but only those who wish to overturn the election and resurrect the Confederacy. https://t.co/39MdcfRwwc
Fact-checking Josh Hawley's misleading
One of the few US senators who led the effort to object to the electoral college results on January 6, Josh Hawley is now claiming that he was never trying to overturn the 2020 election. © Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 16: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on December 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. U.S.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 23, 2021
Representative(D-M.O.) called for Hawley's removal in a Tweet: "Josh Hawley said he was doing this for the people of Missouri. Let me tell you something, Josh. You are supposed to represent St. Louis too, but you do not speak for us. You have blood on your hands, and that's why I'm calling for your removal from ."
Josh Hawley said he was doing this for the people of Missouri. Let me tell you something, Josh. You are supposed to represent St. Louis too, but you do not speak for us.
You have blood on your hands, and that’s why I’m calling for your removal from Congress. https://t.co/n0z68lZk4D— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) January 7, 2021
In the interview, Levin, who referred to Hawley as a "populist conservative," promised time "without interruption" for the senator to respond to Democrats' accusations.
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"I objected to the state of Pennsylvania in order to have a debate about election integrity," Hawley replied to Levin. "I think we need election reforms. I think we need to ban ballot harvesting. I think we need to take a hard look at how the mail-in balloting was administered many of states, including Pennsylvania, which did not follow their own law."
Pennsylvania passed Act 77 in 2019, which Hawley falsely claims violated the state's constitution by permitting mail-in voting, according to The New York Times.
However, the bipartisan act did not violate Pennsylvania's constitution, legal experts have said. The station constitution reads that elections may occur "by ballot or by such other method as may be prescribed by law," the Times reported.
But Hawley said to Levin he was within his political right to raise objections to the Electoral College, and that Democrats did this previous years, including 2017: "It's perfectly legitimate whendo the same thing for legitimate reasons, which is what I did."
earlier this month, demanding for an investigation into Hawley's alleged role in inciting the violence at the Capitol.
Over 16,000 Christians Demand Cancellation of Josh Hawley's New Book Deal
Simon & Schuster canceled its plans to publish the Republican senator's book, but Regnery Publishing quickly picked up the contract.Faithful America, which describes itself as the largest online community of Christians advocating for social justice, first launched the petition last week. As of early Monday afternoon, the petition had been signed by more than 16,580 people.
"The actions of which we know demand an investigation and a determination whether disciplinary action is warranted. Until then, a cloud of uncertainty will hang over them and over this body," the letter read.
Hawley responded with his own letter to the committee in which he called for an investigation of his own into what he considered a politically-motivated punishment and a jab at power-sharing byDemocrats.
"I think what we're seeing now is an attempt by the left to lie about our motivations, to lie about our actions in order to grab power," Hawley said to Levin. "They want to silence dissent. They want to silence me. And I tell you right now, I am not going to back down before a liberal mob."
Newsweek reached out to the Senate Ethics Committee for comment.
All the Stars Who Attended Super Bowl 2021 — and Watched From Home .
The biggest night in sports is here! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs faced off at Super Bowl LV on Sunday, February 7, and they were surrounded by celebrity fans. The stars in attendance at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, included Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bündchen; Rob Gronkowski’s girlfriend, Camille Kostek; and Patrick Mahomes’ pregnant fiancée, Brittany Matthews. Rebel Wilson, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, who headlined the 2020 halftime show with Shakira, were among the others who scored tickets to the 55th annual NFL championship game. “OK, we are arriving!” Bündchen, 40, exclaimed in a video on her Instagram Story as she pulled up to the venue and pointed at the exterior. “Oh, wow. Let’s go! Game time.” Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, only 25,000 people were allowed to attend this year’s Super Bowl. The stadium filled the rest of the seats with cardboard cutouts. As a result, countless celebrities including Bethenny Frankel, Carson Daly and Bachelorette alums Jared Haibon, Ashley Iaconetti, Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper were forced to watch the game from their homes. Although the 2021 event looked different than ones in years past, there was no shortage of entertainment. Miley Cyrus performed a pregame concert for healthcare workers that TikTok live-streamed, and she brought out special guests Billy Idol and Joan Jett. Moments before kickoff, H.E.R.