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“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce

*** We cannot assure anyone that no pedestrians were trampled in the hurry to issue this Tweet or in the efforts of Josh Hawley (r) to get in front of a microphone.

This evening:

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Questioning for 5 hours so far in the Senate. Adam Schiff just said House Dems’ case is about bribery. But they didn’t allege bribery in the Articles! Or extortion. Or any unlawful conduct of any kind. But we should overturn an election? Schiff & Co getting desperate
5:46 PM · Jan 29, 2020

Josh Hawley [2016 file photo].

As always, there’s much hilarity in the responses:

You’re dishonest and should resign because you very clearly do not plan to follow through on the oath you swore.

I’ve never been a Hawley fan, but I didn’t expect him to this blatantly show his corruption to the world

Josh we want witnesses. I’ll remember this in 2024.

IT IS NOT OVERTURNING AN ELECTION. Because the bribe was not accepted does not negate the bribery. Please call witnesses!

Senator, you do realize that we have TV &/or radio & can listen in real time, right? Because….that is so not what he said.

Impeachment is NOT overturning an election. It’s in the Constitution

How did trump cheat in an election? He won fair and square. This impeachment has nothing to do with crimes or misconduct and everything to do with the Democrats trying to alter the course of the 2020 election. This is a coup. Fuck the dem pieces of shit.

Obvious satire.

He’s making it up as he goes.

Hey Josh, I’m a Missouri resident and I will be voting against every Republican on the ballet from now until the day I die!!
The shit show that you’re party has brought to our national politics is nauseating to say the least. Witnesses and documents or it’s a cover up…

Sure they alleged bribery in the Articles.
Here’s the text.

Impeachment doesn’t overturn the election. It replaces Trump with Pence. It’s in the Constitution. Read it.

Hey Josh just so u know, the “Constitution” (mentioned above) is the founding document of the American govt. I actually feel like u took an oath to it at some point, might be relevant here IMO. I heard it’s widely available online if you want to check it out.

Good luck buddy!

The description of Trump’s crimes by Democrats includes the solicitation of a bribe by Trump, when he asked Ukraine for a “favor”.

We want witnesses and documents.

Those silly Democrats trying to protect the sanctity of our elections and our constitution!!

Okay, that one’s sarcasm.

Are you a Senator or a Trump’s defense attorney? They aren’t the same.

It’s hard to tell. Either way the quality of the work is just as bad.

Remember the oath you took.

I am so disappointed in you Josh! Your allegiance to this virale, corrupt President is going to come back and bite you so badly!

There is no overturned election. This is a lie that Republicans perpetuate. The election stands but Pence becomes POTUS. If it were overturned there would either be a new election or Clinton would become POTUS. #RemoveTrumpNow

Ask if Josh is under oath! Ah wait he is! He just doesn’t seem to show it.

I’m a constituent and would like to see the Senate call for Witnesses and documents. It is then I think we will know the truth and there will be no doubts one way or another! Otherwise there will be a SHADOW over the Republican Senators as a coverup! Truth!

Your lack of knowledge is overwhelming.

We want witnesses and documents and a vote to remove. He is guilty Josh.

If you want to call Hunter Biden, go ahead. You have the majority. But it’s all a sham isn’t it? You guys would rather just smear someone than actually hear from them. You can’t ignore Bolton and think this will be a real trial. An overwhelming number of citizens want witnesses.

Are you sure you’re a lawyer? Abuse of Power by bribing a foreign official, (I will release the aid if you help me), to help with an election. Does that help. Your very disappointed constituent.

“…Now I know he went to Yale, I think, or Harvard, one of those, one of those fancy ones…”


Your email to me was absolutely horrendous! Blunt emailed me back, and he was considerate and talked about how my views were justified; However, you just slammed my views and said they were unfounded and ridiculous! I’m insulted by this display! Expect another call!!!

Or, a sternly worded memo might work.

Article 1 describes bribery. We’re not that stupid.

He is.

You could not be more wrong.

Overturn an election=Not doing my job of holding a president accountable to the constitution.

Who said anything about overturning an election? Besides you.

Smart move to say the Democrats can only remove Trump after catching him in ALL his crimes since he’s proven he can commit them at break-neck speed.

Bribery IS Abuse of Power.

This isn’t overturning an election, that election is long over. Impeachment is removal of a President that abuses his power, in this case, by bribery.

That’s covered under abuse of power Sparky. Find a better lie than overturning the election.

This too… right in the Articles

“President Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 United States Presidential election.”


Impeachment Trial: “No” witnesses, “No” documents, “No” impartiality (January 22, 2020)

Sen. Josh Hawley (r): Famous! (January 22, 2020)

Sen. Josh Hawley (r): How would you know if you weren’t in your seat paying attention the whole time? (January 23, 2020)

Sen. Josh Hawley (r): “The logic of a twelve year old with something to hide…” (January 23, 2020)

Sen. Josh Hawley (r): Is it ethical to throw an elbow so you can be first in line for The Faux News Channel camera? (January 24, 2020)

Sen. Josh Hawley (r): royalist toady (January 24, 2020)

Sen. Josh Hawley (r): Ooh, ooh, me, call on me… (January 25, 2020)

Sen. Josh Hawley (r): * (January 27, 2020)

Sen. Josh Hawley (r): John Bolton (r) as The Witness ** (January 28, 2020)