The Heartland POD @TheHeartlandPOD
Today the Senate voted 54-35 on a measure, and it didn’t pass. Seriously think about that. 54. Nearly 20% more YES than NO votes. In any other form of “democracy” that’s a blowout win. 1:58 PM · May 28, 2021
Roll Call Vote 117th Congress – 1st Session
Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture Re: Motion to Proceed to H.R. 3233)
Vote Number: 218
Vote Date: May 28, 2021, 11:24 AM
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Measure Number: H.R. 3233 (National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act )
Measure Title: A bill to establish the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex, and for other purposes.
Not Voting 11
Cory Booker @CoryBooker
Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection. Continuing to ignore facts and avoid pursuing the truth will do nothing to stop this from happening again.
[….] 12:18 PM · May 28, 2021
Senator Bernie Sanders (I) [2016 file photo].
Bernie Sanders @SenSanders
It’s a painful day for American democracy that Republicans blocked the creation of a commission to investigate the Jan. 6th insurrection. I applaud the six Republicans who voted for the commission, but I am saddened that so many are too intimidated by Trump to do the right thing. 12:14 PM · May 28, 2021
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) [2019 file photo].
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand @gillibrandny
Filibustering a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly violence of January 6th is absolutely shameful. Every single one of us who works in the Capitol — from the Senators to the support staff to the Capitol Police officers — deserved better. We need accountability.
[….] 1:00 PM · May 28, 2021
Roll Call Vote 117th Congress – 1st Session
Question: On Passage of the Bill (S. 937, As Amended)
Vote Number: 165
Vote Date: April 22, 2021, 01:45 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: S. 937 (COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act)
Measure Title: A bill to facilitate the expedited review of COVID-19 hate crimes, and for other purposes.
YEAs 94 NAYs 1
Not Voting 5
NAYs —1 Hawley (R-MO)
Yes, it is.
Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
On Monday, I will introduce a resolution in the Senate to condemn the poisonous rhetoric by the Left and the media about Israel that has helped inspire violence against Jewish people across the world 2:50 PM · May 21, 2021
A few of the responses to Josh Hawley (r):
The same guy who voted no for the bill ‘Hate crimes against Asians Americans’ has a idea. So very predictable Senator.
The “only” guy who voted against the bill.
What are you going to do about Jan 6? Is this you?
Does that mean you want to cancel them? Are you “Pro Cancel-Culture” now?
How does it feel to be polling at 0% for ’24?
Was it worth it?
Poisonous rhetoric? Well isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black, Josh.
Finally found a group of people you like huh? Since you obviously don’t care about black lives, police lives, and Asian Americans to start.
Narrator: He doesn’t like them either.
Weren’t you the only No vote against a hate crime bill to stop violence against Asians?
So meaningless platitudes?? That’s on brand for you…
But you won’t condemn Jan 6th? Got it.
Doubt it will amount to much considering your mates thinks Jan 6th was just an average tourist day at the Capitol
on Monday, Sen. Karen will continue to wage war against the First Amendment
…and immediately following this the adults in the room will collectively roll their eyes and resume working.
That’s not enough. They need a majority.
MAGA is a race to the bottom and Josh is in the lead.
Just stopped to read what ludicrous claims you were spouting today. Are you job hunting yet?
I hate to break it to you, Josh, but piddly shit like introducing a ridiculously demagogic resolution that stands zero chance of getting to the floor, much less passing, sure ain’t gonna raise you above 0% in that poll about the 2024 GOP nomination that came out the other day.
How about condemning the poisonous rhetoric that led to the Jan 6th storming of the capitol, dead police officers, & a direct threat to our democracy? Oh right, you were spewing that rhetoric & won’t own up to it. #Resign
Hee Haw Hawley is right about 1 thing….
He is an expert on poisonous rhetoric..
I shall not sleep till then. Kidding. I sleep like a baby since Orange Capone is gone. Your flailing for significance amuses me.
Translation: I’m trying real hard to be relevant.
If you only worried about Missourians as much! What have you done for me lately other than be an embarrassment to the people in my state?
Joshy will never be President.
You mean: Jews will not replace us? Or, Jews make laser beams that start fires?
you are like a high school play
all melodrama but totally unbelievable
Poor Josh, reallly wants to be POTUS. Can’t get above 0%.
I just came here to laugh at you.
How about condemning dangerous rhetoric about the election
“Poisonous rhetoric” is your specialist subject, right?
The same people you raised your fist in solidarity with are one in the same with the people that yelled “Jews will not replace us” at Charlottesville
Oh that’s rich. And the Asian community? When do they matter? So sad.
Expenditure date February 5, 2021
Dissemination date May 3, 2021
Candidate HAWLEY, JOSHUA DAVID (Support)
Description IE-HAWLEY-DONOR BOOKS, PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 2/5/21
Payee REGNERY PUBLISHING
Heh. “Best Seller”.
As always, the responses on Twitter are priceless:
You do seem to know a lot about tyranny.
Glad you have this big tech platform to say that on
Having your supporters buy cartons of copies you give away free doesn’t make you a best selling author-it makes you a grifter & a literary flop.
Anybody with an iota of credibility have anything positive to say of this? What does this book add to society?
A reason for the existence of remainder bins?
Do you do ANYTHING beneficial for your constituents?
How many copies did the RNC buy?
Hawley thanking the GOP for buying up copies of his comic book to make it look like a best seller. He went on to thank big tech for helping him on his snake oil salesmen tour.
I bet the German edition will sell even better! Sieg Hawley!
No thanks, I’ll have my wisdom teeth put back in and removed instead
“officially” with a nice bulk buy dagger…
Just not true really, but “truth” has never been your strong point
So your book about Big Tech, which you sold on Amazon, is a success by the standards of the mainstream media.
Your shamelessness is awestriking even for a senator.
Congrats on writing books for people who can’t read. Also congrats to your constituents for ponnying up your $174.000 salary while you’re doing promotions tours.
Promoting book on Twitter. Sells books on Amazon. Tyranny just ain’t the same.
Thanks to the Senate Conservative Fund. $65,000 buys a lot of books.
How did you sell the book when you’re being “censored” and “silenced”
Isn’t the NYT fake news anymore? I can’t keep up with you guys.
Oh good lord, who wants to clue him in.
Coming soon to a remainder bin near you.
Bulk buying again?
You have the gift of the grift!
GFYS nazi pig.
What organization paid up to purchase those books?
There will never be a public open town hall in Missouri, will there? Or will that be in Virginia?
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Enjoyed being on with @GovMikeHuckabee @HuckabeeOnTBN tonight to talk about The Tyranny of Big Tech!
[….] 7:29 PM · May 8, 2021
“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce
Did you talk about Wayne DuMond and Missouri? Just asking.
A few of the comments:
I wonder how much of what you say you actually believe.
Another hour of free television time? Wow. You really are the most censored person in America. I would have watched, but I missed the notice because Huckabee blocks me.
Most Americans, including you, use “big tech” every day and find it very useful. There are some concerns about their rules and use of information, but I am far more concerned about the tyranny of right-wing extremism.
There is no upside to your brand of politics.
Tyranny of insurrection
The Whine and Lie to Liars about Companies that Wouldn’t Amplify My Seditious Lies Tour continues.
Anything to stay away from Missourians. Wouldn’t want to talk to any of them, anyway. Except maybe if they give me money.
Apparently the title “Gaslighting For Idiots” was taken.”
This is unfettered capitalism. Unfettered by reality.
So much useless shit
how about the tyranny of those who seek to overturn a fairly held election, Mr Raised Fist?
Today from the book hawker, also known as the third Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia:
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Just 8 days until the launch of the book the Left tried to cancel and suppress! It’s all about #BigTech’s attempt to run our government and our lives – with big help from the Left. Order now!
[….] 9:35 AM · Apr 26, 2021
You think there’s a chapter titled: “Viereinhalb Jahre (des Kampfes) gegen Lüge, Dummheit und Feigheit”? Just asking.
Some of the responses:
“The Left” did not try to “cancel and suppress” this awful book, the sole purpose of which is to make $$$ for Josh Hawley.
The publishing co declined to publish it after Hawley promoted & supported insurrection Jan. 6.
He’s still promoting & supporting insurrection.
Vote him out.
Any book signing events in the KC area? Any idea who might be reviewing it?
Late night TV appearances to promote? Fallon, Colbert, Daily Show?
Fun podcast hits?
Or are you just going to depend on your rich friends to buy these babies by the pound.
Heh. Wingnut welfare.
From the description: “Amassing unimaginable amounts of personal data, giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple—once symbols of American ingenuity and freedom—have become a techno-oligarchy with overwhelming economic and political power.” *Sells book ON AMAZON!*
You think the book comes with a tracking chip? Just asking.
Way to stick it to “big tech” by selling your book through an independent, small business, brick & mortar bookstore like… *checks notes* …Amazon.com.
They don’t do wingnut welfare.
“Big tech is running our lives!” He tweets, with an Amazon link, from his iPhone
Come on, man. This has to be a satire account, right?
Imagine that.. “This item is not eligible to be reviewed”
please tell the Senator that his constituents hate him and he has no credibility. Also, using Twitter to hype and Amazon to sell a book about the evils of Big Tech is hypocritical.
I don’t know how big of a sucker you have to be to click on a Twitter link leading to Amazon to buy a “cancelled” book about the tyranny of big tech, but I would imagine it has to be pretty big.
Subtitled “I hate Bezos but hey, he has the biggest selling platform and what I’m really all about is money, not actual ideas.”
On brand, Senator.
I hope the pages are three ply, we don’t want anyone getting a rash.
Hawking your book via Twitter and Amazon. You’ve officially skipped the audio track of your life. It’s like when the words don’t sync up in a movie.
Local man uses Big Tech social media site to post link to Big Tech shopping site to advertise book about how Big Tech is trying to silence him.
“…Now I know he went to Yale, I think, or Harvard, one of those, one of those fancy ones…”
Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].
Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
A good reporter really ought to follow up and get the name of ANY case where he stood in a criminal courtroom in front of a jury as a prosecutor. Has he even ever seen a jury in a criminal trial? Spoken to one? Done a voir dire? Made an opening statement? Cross x a witness? Ever?
Bryan Lowry @BryanLowry3
.@HawleyMO’s explanation of his no vote will likely elicit a response from @clairecmc: “It’s too broad. As a former prosecutor, my view is it’s dangerous to simply give the federal government open-ended authority to define a whole new class of federal hate crime incidents.”
I found some interesting information on Hawley. Seems he said he argued a Hobby Lobby case, which is not the job of prosecutors, before the Supreme Court, and would have done so in violation of the Supreme Court bar. Admitted to the bar a year after the case was over.
As a retired prosecutor, I take issue with Hawley and his claims. He is an obstructionist with 0 trial experience. How laughable that he argues he represents the middle class!
I did some research and I couldn’t find a case that he prosecuted.
He only appears on Fox
“Stood”? That’s not nice, Claire. 😉
Mock trial at Yale Law, maybe.
One of those fancy ones.
Unfortunately no good reporters. Just saw him on the local news spewing his BS about need for local government offices to open. No one questions his residency. No one questions his sedition. No one questions his votes. There are no investigative reporters left.
Please hammer this point home every chance you get. It’s Hawley’s BIG LIE. (They all have at least one.)