U.S. Senator Josh (R-Mo.) is filing a counter-complaint today against seven Senate Democrats who called for an ethics investigation into his objection to certifying Pennsylvania’s electoral count. The Democrats admitted in their complaint that Hawley’s electoral college objection was lawful. In a letter to the seven Democrat Senators, Senator Hawley called out the senators for their historic partisan abuse of the Senate ethics process and potential coordination with dark money groups.[….]
You wanted to disenfranchise MILLIONS of voters. You wanted to muzzle people of color. WTF is wrong with you.
Sweetie, you’re not being cancelled. You being held accountable for your actions in supporting insurrection. Take several seats, Josh.
How can someone who is cancelled have an op ed in the Post?
You don’t seem terribly muzzled.
“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce
The senator is complaining about being ‘muzzled’ for challenging the results of a free and fair election. He believes ‘cancel culture’ is silencing him after he helped incite an insurrection that left five people dead, including a police officer.
He also believes it’s unconstitutional for a private company to cancel a book deal. The victim complex on this one…
You tried to disenfranchise millions of voters in a seditious plot and are whining about this?
Have you no honor?
Oh cut the shit. You are guilty of sedition and need to be removed.
You are a disgrace to the office and we will never forget what you did.
It’s time for you to Quit.
This guy literally incited a riot…on his own free will… and now he’s whining about some censorship bs
It’s time to stand up to seditionists
You’re a traitor and that’s how you’ll be remembered, Senator.
So you wrote an op-ed that made the cover of the NY Post and it’s about (checks notes) having your voice muzzled.
How fortunate the US would be if that was in fact true.
The irony is completely lost on him.
So elitist to write for a New York paper. I thought you were the senator from Missouri. Is Missouri not good enough for you?
If it were good enough for him he’d live there
You weren’t muzzled. You spoke out and caused a bloody insurrection.
Stop deflecting from your sedition
The muzzling of Americans?
You mean like when you tried to muzzle the votes of 81 million Americans? Including me?
Literally fuck off, dude. Consider, just for one hot second, that you might have been in the wrong.
Our State is dying Senator. Stop whining about your book deal and do your job.
Since your actions are deserving of censure and expulsion from the Senate, I’m not surprised you are opposed to consequences.
The picture of privilege – having a national platform from which to speak.
You’re not being muzzled, you’re being held accountable.
Five people died in a right wing attack on the Capitol you incited. They’re silenced now. You did that. Resign.
Difference between being silenced and being ignored.
New York Post op ed. Very relatable to a Missourian.
Your. Career. Is. Over.
Stop fighting it. It only makes it sadder.
Your first tweet in days could have been much, much better than this.
Your actions will have consequences, now it’s time for you learn about the 14th Amendment.
It’s time to resign, you lying, seditious traitor.
But you had no issue with trying to muzzle me and the millions of others who didn’t vote for Trump, though, did you?
“I’m being censored… here’s a link to an op-Ed I wrote in a major publication about it.”
It’s time to stand up to seditionist, inciting, traitors and expel them from the Senate. Your whining isn’t going to make us forget.
“Local DC socialite and Ivy Educated lawyer Josh Hawley is furious after being unable to find constitutional clause that would force private bookseller to publish his fascist manifesto after attempting overthrow of American democracy“
I’m constantly amazed that there a group of ppl that believe ppl like @HawleyMO when they say they are silenced, “muzzled”, etc. when they see them say it in front of a camera or read their exact words they have tweeted or told a reporter to report.
How can silence be so loud?
You refuse to talk to local media. You aren’t muzzled.
You misspelled “I resign.”
I too have been muzzled by the New York Post’s front page
Man, I really hope you just shut the fuck up soon
Now you are doing fascist op-eds in the New York Post?
You are free to say whatever you want, and we are free to call it seditious.
The irony of being published in a New York City newspaper, sharing it on Twitter, and then having the audacity to say you’re being muzzled. The mind boggles.
You’d think a right wingnut who promoted lies which encouraged an insurrection would want to keep a low profile for just a little while longer.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
One of America’s unalienable rights is LIFE.
Sickened that the @BidenInaugural associated our nation’s flag and patriotism with an organization who promotes ending the lives of the unborn.
[….] 2:02 PM · Jan 21, 2021
Vicky, you’d be surprised how many contributions have been made to Planned Parenthood in your name.
The Daily Caller? That sounds like the name of a Trotskyite rag.
The responses, as always, never fail to amuse:
I prefer you represent Missourians who have been BORN rather than the unborn.
What about the 400,000 people dead from COVID? What about the kids locked in cages? What about the kids struggling with home school and hunger? I guess you only care about them until they are born.
Under Trump, GOP showed what they really think about life. 400,000 dead Americans from a pandemic. 5 dead from an insurrection, organized and encouraged by GOP leaders.
Yeah um so 400000 dead americans on yours and Trumps watch is ok?
Whose life is important to you? Just unborn babies, right? Not the 400,000 covid deaths or the lives of your fellow legislators? I haven’t seen you denounce the lie leading to the attempted coup.
Are you concerned about all the kids that Trump locked in cages and separated from their parents?
You’re sickened? That’s how this whole country has felt for the last four years. Every. Single. Day.
Hello, someone dying to be outraged on Line 2. —-hold music—–
“The girl from Ipanema”?
Your hypocrisy is showing
Omg I am pro choice and live in your district, is this all you can tweet about when over 400000 have died of COVID
People elect you to be a representative of ALL the people in your district not just those you agree with. Try being more than a one-issue dog whistler.
Wow. 400,000 reasons why you are a complete and utter dip shit.
Just can’t help yourself can you. Maybe you could show you care about ALL LIFE and not support mobs who stormed the Capitol, resulting in loss of life. YOU desecrated our flag and patriotism with YOUR actions. You are a hypocrite and a traitor.
GOPs playbook on guns, life and debt is worn and tattered. You need a new playbook after 5 years of lies, caging kids, a failed coup, and blowing up deficits.
Or you can continue to look like clowns.
Capitol police were attacked with our nation’s flag.
Trump loving Vicky loves to yap about the lives of the unborn but doesn’t give a damn about the lives of those who are living breathing human beings in her district.
You’re gonna really crap your pants when you learn about terrorists taking our flag and beating a police officer with it because twice impeached-Trump told them to.
How about this association? You know the one you don’t want to mention as well as the act of treason. Spin bullshit is your only skill set.
Vicki, what any woman does with her own body is her own business. Btw, how do you feel about separating babies from their Mommas at the border? Or executing people in Federal custody?
Girl shut up.
Spare us your faux anger. Sickening is your support of those trying to overthrow an election. Where was your outrage over people being beaten with the flag?
NOPE. you don’t get to be the party of “life” my dear – more executions during Trump admin than any other, kids in cages, beaten dead police officers, OVER FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DEAD FROM COVID.
Where was your outrage when babies were being separated from their parents on the border under our American flag.
Save it, lady. You can’t start being outraged now.
You are a disgrace to Missouri, Vicki. Resign.
Hi whichever fearmongering Republican you are….
Here’s a thought… Separate church from state and stop bamboozling Americans into debating theocracy rather than government policy.
Ugh will you people shut up already about abortion. You don’t give a shit about the unborn or the born. You prove that time and again.
Wait until you hear about covid-19. Stfu with this pro-life BS
Trump and the GOP are forever associated with right wing terrorists killing a man with a flag
Cry me a fucking river. How many people did Trump kill this year? And I mean actual people, not blastulas
You should talk about division. You supported insurection, and if you had a conscience you’d resign before your expelled.
And @RepHartzler has done what about the bounty on troops?
@RepHartzler continues to support Trump despite domestic terrorism?
As an Army spouse (and a constituent of yours) I’m troubled by your refusal to see that some have been radicalized by Q conspiracies. I first heard about Q via an army spouse who had lost her husband down the conspiracy hole. Please don’t downplay the need for the conversation
I disagree. It’s better to be safe than sorry. There is evidence that there are some white supremacists in law enforcement. They should absolutely be questioning the guards given the recent attacks.
We’ve all got very good reason to be concerned about loyalty at the moment.
Plus you refused to certify the vote of the people. That’s a darker stain on the nation than a careful inspection of the troops after an insurrection.
I see you have received your talking points.
It’s all in the timing…
..and feigned outrage.
Then announce that the election was legitimate and you will support the new administration. You have stoked the flames of this mess.
Do you want us to not question anyone in the National Guard, but you’re fine with questioning the FBI? What you’re doing doesn’t make sense, Rep. Hartzler.
From an active duty law enforcement officer’s lips to your ears, Rep. Harztler. Stop denying facts. Doing so endangers us all. [….]
Your dismissal endanger us all. You must delete this tweet and follow up with accurate info, Rep. Hartzler. [….]
Sit down Vicky Sit down [….]
You are not doing a good job representing your constituents.
For ten years.
Seems prudent to me, but I still remember January 6, 2021 when insurrectionist included police officers, National Guardsmen, and retired military.
You must have been busy that day and weren’t paying attention.
There were National Guard members in the mob who wanted to kill VP Pence. What makes you think they were all caught?
Uh, did you not see Jan. 6? Also, you caused all of this. Don’t try to pretend that somehow you, or Trump supporters, are the victim. The president certainly doesn’t have loyalty to America. And neither do you. [….]
Uhmmm…some particated in an insurrection so…
Sadly, people like you have spread lies and conspiracy’s that have caused a number of Americans to mount an insurrection. We wouldn’t have to vet anyone if you would tell the truth to your constituents. Your embrace of lies make you culpable in the armed coup.
Former and Active military members and police officers were part of the group that stormed the Capitol a week ago.
The FBI is obligated to research credible threats.
You can respect the troops while vetting them.
Maybe you should get all the facts before you shoot your mouth off. [….]
Has that ever happened before? Just asking.
Stop with the conservative victimhood narrative. Vetting for insider threats is routinely done in the military. [….]
Is there no end to the babbling hypocrisy of Republicans? How about that insurrection? STFU
You spent weeks going along with the lie that the election was stolen and believers of your lie murdered a police officer. Dont talk about reckless
Maybe if there was not Trump supporting insurrectionist already arrested that are members of the Nat’l Guard and law enforcement, we would not be having to do this. They should be doing the same thing to the members of Congress and they can start with you.
Cold. That’s cold.
Steve Cohen?! The fried chicken fool?! His comments are not to be heeded.
Must be a Faux News Channel talking head. Am I correct?
Where is YOUR loyalty to America, Vicky? All we’ve seen from you is refusal to certify election results which aligned you with the insurrectionists. Oh and, bs Republican talking points. Party over country once again.
Just shut up for once.
Oh so you know more than the Generals too, huh?
There is something fundamentally wrong with you people. There were many former & current firemen, police, political office holders, etc just 10 days ago running amok in DC trying to murder the VP, and it’s the height of white arrogance to suggest there aren’t any there now.
Vicky you want to know what’s really divisive? Lying about election results so much that leads to our Capitol being stormed by some of the White supremacists in the military that we’ve been warning about for years.
Vicky Hartzler (r) [2016 file photo].
Will you be attending tomorrow, Vicky? If not, why not?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
Today, From Vicky Hartzler (r):
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
On #ReligiousFreedomDay, we are grateful for our God-given rights to worship freely as our Founding Fathers intended.
Recent events have shown how important it is to preserve and protect these cherished freedoms. Coming together starts with our faith in God — not the government.
[….] 10:33 AM · Jan 16, 2021
“…Coming together starts with our faith in God — not the government.”
Some of the responses:
“Separation of church and state” was also a tenet the founding fathers believed in.
This is entirely unprofessional and insulting for you to say.
We need political leaders.
Not lap dogs for another organization that doesn’t pay taxes.
You need to resign if you can’t see that.
This is emphatically against the very idea of the US government in which religion – yours, mine, theirs – stays outside the halls of power. For shame.
Maybe you should go to seminary school rather than service in secular government.
Separation of church and state ….Sound familiar?
In case you missed it, Christians are ruining Christianity.
God didn’t give us the right of freedom of religion; our Constitution did. And if you think your religion is more important than our government, maybe you shouldn’t be an elected official.
Reminder, freedom of religion is indeed freedom from religion. Also our founding fathers wanted a secular government genius.
Ignorance runs pretty high on their side.
Did the fairies at the end of your garden tell you this ?
I assume you believe in fairies as well as God ?
Who’s religion? Gov does not belong in religion nor religion in government. The constitution already protects religion. We have seen politicians fail to protect the constitution when it failed to suit their needs. Protect the constitution first. Religious freedom follows
Because theocracies are such beacons of peace and freedom….
Freedom OF religion DOES include freedom FROM religion.
Jefferson stated it well to the Bey of Tripoli: We are not a Christian Nation.
The whole point of Religious Freedom Day is to be able to choose how or if you practice religion, not to push Christianity above other religions. What the actual hell is wrong with your brain?? Separation of Church and State happened for a reason
Umm our founding fathers came here to avoid having everybody under one religion. Maybe ,just a thought, you should try reading the constitution of the United States of America.
There have been recent events where Christianity was prohibited?
Yeah. By Evangelical churches, primarily… They violated the First Commandment and worship 45**
Millions of Americans do not want your religious ideologies anywhere near legislative decisions that affect our lives.
I don’t believe in your God. I also have the freedom the believe that.
Trying to further radicalize your base in the name of God. Smdh. You have no business holding a position in our government if you never learned about separation of church and state.
Would those be the recent events that Vicky helped spur on by casting doubt on Biden’s election win? The events that ended with a cop getting killed? Are those the recent events that we’re talking about?
Because I distinctly remember God saying something about not lying.
You need to re-read the founding documents of our nation because you have missed entirely the critical distinction of the separation between church and state. Your words and deeds are another reason to put Christ back in Christian not just Christmas.
Evangelicals never impose Christianity on themselves. Amirite, Vicky!
Great but January 17 is hereby declared as freedom from religion day.
Your last phrase sounds as if you think we all have to believe in God in order to find goodness and connection with our fellow human beings.
I’m sure you didn’t mean it that way. We don’t live in, nor want, a theocracy.
So you’re praising the founding fathers…while railing against the secular governing system they founded. WTAF. Conflicted much?
Are all your constituents Christian??
Free to resign.
Nope! The constitution is what rules America. And it says a separation of church & state.
When will we be enlightened enough to have freedom from religion.
Freedom of religion also means freedom FROM religion.
Keep your “god” to yourself.
What about the freedom to not worship a god(s)? Some of us don’t and still feel unity with our fellow Americans. Coming together is based on our commitment to the ideals of country and Constitution.
Recent events and violence stoked by church leaders within the Christian Nationalist evangelical movement.
To hell with that.
So what you’re saying is that you’re not actually willing to abide by your oath of office?
This is extremely dangerous rhetoric.
Keep YOUR religion out of my gov’t. Ya know, like the Constitution says
Vicky Hartzler voted against:
Restoring the Voting Rights Act
Providing disaster relief to Puerto Rico
Combating brutality and racial discrimination by police
Raising minimum wage to $15
She needs to get out of government so she can spend more time with her faith.
Oh put a sock in it, lady.
You version of Christianity is nothing like mine. In fact, your cult should have no say in our government.
What part of “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” do you not understand?
I am tired of hearing about your faith. Jesus this, Jesus that…you invoke his name to justify actions that are craven, down right depraved. And for what? What do you get out of it?
It’s disgusting. If you could feel shame you would.
You just knew Missouri state rep Justin Hill would finally get the praise he deserves.
Calling it ‘cancel culture’ when good people refuse to stand silently by while you work to destroy the country allows you to pretend that you didn’t wreck your own life.
Your life is still wrecked, though.
They are always the victims. Always. An entire political movement built partially on a refusal to take personal responsibility for anything, to feel constantly ignored, put upon, persecuted. They are addicted to feeling like victims.
What he is referring to as ‘cancel culture’ is more accurately ‘consequences culture.’ In other words, your actions, who you support, and what you say have consequences, and sometimes they may not be to your liking. This is also called “adult culture.”
What happened to personal responsibility?
Cancel Culture is the GOP wanting to cancel the election and disenfranchise millions of voters.
Why should this be surprising to this guy? I wouldn’t knowingly do business with a Nazi, a KKK member, etc. You either believe in markets & capitalism or you don’t. The market is solving the problem. Now let’s hope this post goes viral and he loses even more business.
We feel for you, snowflake.
“Cancel culture” is a funny way of spelling “consequences of actions.”
I’m not understanding the correlation. How is firing your insurance agent for insurrection “cancel culture”?
You take the ride, you pay the price.
It’s almost as if siding with insurrectionists to overthrow the legitimate government of the United States makes you unpopular or something. That’s so unfair.
I’m old enough to remember when people like that used to complain that the problem with society today is that young people today are growing up without rules and consequences.
He literally took part in trying to cancel the votes of 81,283,485 people, 51.4% of votes cast.
Who would want to do business with an American traitor?
Cancel culture? Maybe simply principled customers with freedom to choose where they spend their money.
It’s not cancel culture. It’s called accountability.
There are consequences to be seditionist. You’ll just have to live with them.
You made your choice, buddy.
One of my favorite sayings:
“You can have anything you want in life, as long as you’re willing to pay the price.”
Senator Hawley Press Office @SenHawleyPress
“Many, many citizens in Missouri have deep concerns about election integrity,” Hawley writes.
“They have a right to be heard in Congress. And as their representative, it is my duty to speak on their behalf. That is just what I did last week.”
[….] 2:54 PM · Jan 13, 2021
What an asshole.
Some of the responses:
Joshua, the majority of Missourians do not have deep concerns about the election.
You’d know that if you ever step foot here.
Your duty is to honor your oath to the Constitution–which means upholding our electoral process–even if your base believes the lies you told them.
After you have fully swallowed the Big Lie, the only choice is to keep lying. You can’t turn back once you’ve gone this far.
“Many, many citizens in Missouri have been lied to non-stop about election integrity.”
“They have a right to hear the truth. And as their representative, it is my duty to speak truth to them. But when the truth and my political ambitions are at odds, truth loses.”
@HawleyMO either doesn’t understand how the First Amendment works or assumes that his constituents do not understand how the first amendment works. Either way is frustrating and disconcerting.
So I can understand; you exhort the mob but when the mob becomes lawless you stand for the principle that the mob is being lawless about so that violence is overcome
“I will not bow to a lawless mob, or allow criminals to drown out the legitimate concerns of my constituents”
keep dreaming… it’s good to have fantasies
Typically what happens when their leaders LIE to them. It’s the self-licking ice cream cone.
Hawley didn’t bow to a lawless mob – he saluted them.
And that tells the whole story.
How many tours of the capitol did he give after the photo shoot?
They have concerns because you lied to them and told them they should have concerns.
Tell them you lied. Tell them the truth about the election. Tell them you deliberately incited insurrection to advance your political career. Resign. Go to jail.
Do your duty.
Missourians have a right not to have their senator spreading seditious lies.
They have deep concerns because y’all freaking told them to have deep concerns. It’s your job to tell them the truth. If 70% of your constituents think the sky is pink, no it’s not your job to introduce a bill stating so. It’s your job to tell them it’s not.
“Irregardless” of what he will say,
Josh has thrown his whole future away.
Even @Hallmark is woke
to the fact he’s a joke.
Insurrection: a poor hand to play.
Although Hawley is but 41,
his political future is done.
Your staff who helped you write this will never be able to clean off the blood from their hands.
Out, out, damn Trump.
I’m your constituent. Joe Biden won a fair election. If anyone has concerns, it’s bc you lied & misled them. There’s been no evidence of voter fraud affecting the outcome of this election. You are smart enough to know that & chose to mislead & damage democracy for political gain
well sparky, they have concerns ’cause you keep lying to them about a “steal” that didn’t happen. You have that Ivy League Degree, surely even you can figure out that the solution to that problem is not to amplify that lie further, & rather find the courage to tell MO the truth
What he did was an embarrassment to all Missourians. There is no sugar coating it. He attempted to subvert democracy in a free and fair election. If I rob a bank, I cant claim it was to raise concerns about interest rates because I wear a shirt that says lower interest rates.
Please do explain how 60+ courts with experienced judges got it all wrong but Genius Boy Josh Hawley got it all right.
‘Cause he says he’s a “Constitutional lawyer.”
Politics would have a lot more integrity if you weren’t participating, Josh.
Dayam. That one left a mark.
They have concerns since they believed lies from Trump, GOP, wacko lawyers, and right wing media over the 64 lost court cases. Just because you didn’t like how some states made it safer to vote during the pandemic doesn’t mean their votes should be thrown out.
Most people just concerned about face painted thugs killing people inside the Capitol. Everything else pales in comparison.
I have a deep concern about your residence and it is shared by millions of us.
Calls for “unity” are all by lip service when Washington Dems are discussing impeachment behind closed doors and talks of censorship are ratcheted up. 11:34 AM · Jan 10, 2021
Some of the responses:
A cop is dead on your watch. Do better.
@JasonSmithMO here is what would help with unity.
I need you to state, publicly every day for the next couple weeks:
“Joe Biden was elected President of the United States, there has not been evidence of widespread voter fraud, I eagerly look forward to the new administration!”
“Those who break laws or put our national security in jeopardy should not escape consequences just because they are a powerful elite or in this case have the last name of Clinton. “ Jason Smith, Sept 16, 2016
Where was @JasonSmithMO when Congressman Andy Kim took a knee to help?
Really? Really? You are lecturing people about dishonest calls for unity? This is you encouraging a riot that killed 5 people in our Capitol. Where were you on unity before the riot you encouraged?
You have no standing to call for unity.
Did I see a photo of you at the insurrection?
Yes. Yes you did.
Hey Jason, might want to read up on the 14th Amendment! Here I’ll help you!
THEY CARRIED ZIP TIE CUFFS AND ERECTED A GALLOWS. AT THE DIRECTION OF THE PRESIDENT. THERE WERE LEO’s AND EX MILITARY OFFICERS. RUDY CALLED FOR “TRIAL BY COMBAT.” UNITY WITH FASCISTS IS SURRENDER TO FASCISTS. RESIGN AND LIVE WITH THIS IGNOMINY THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
Congressman, you have no moral standing to speak of unity or to set down the terms by which it is to be achieved. You refused to accept the results of a free and fair election, contributing to an insurrection attempt.
You tried to overturn the election. You shall not escape responsibility.
There can be no unity before there is accountability. The insurrectionists and those who incited them must be held to account or they will remain a threat to our democracy. A police officer was murdered because of Trump’s calls for violence. You want unity? Vote to impeach.
No. I’m one of your constituents. Hard to let you guys off the hook for Wednesday’s insurrection.
Oh look, one of the guys handing out matches and gasoline thinks it’s divisive to prosecute the lead arsonist.
Accountability first, healing later. You need to unite with your colleagues and call for the impeachment and removal of the terrorist sympathizer currently in the presidential office.
There can be no unity before accountability and justice. There is an order to these things.
Your constituents are the lowest income in our state. They need someone who care about them. It sure is not you. It is too bad they do not know that.
This is a fraudulent, embarrassing, and cowardly take.
I’m your constituent. You should be begging for forgiveness right now, not doubling down. Maybe sit this one out.
No. With every tweet like this you are declaring your unfitness to serve and refusal to understand the significance of what took place this week. Either lead by your Oath to the Constitution or leave.
Yeah, we don’t negotiate or unify with terrorist. Imagine that…
Behind close doors my ass, this is a national demand
We cannot have unity without accountability. Your party started this. Accept the consequences.
You are choosing the side of the traitors, and we won’t forget.
Did you take an oath?
You know what would help with unity…no more coup attempts and removing those who encouraged the one last week. #SeditionCaucus #CoupAttempt #GOPBetrayedAmerica
You tried to help overthrow the government of the United States but go off.