Are you trying to say that as of January 20th that President Trump will still be president?
Josh Hawley: “Well Brett, that de,that depends on what happens on Wednesday.”
Shots have been fired inside the Capitol building.
The Capitol being overrun, lawmakers diving for cover, hearing flashbangs, armed standoff at the doors of the House floor.
Missouri Senator Josh Hawley helped to incite the riot at the U.S Capitol, fanning the flames of a lie. Hawley spearheaded the movement to object to the Electoral College certification. At the Capitol with his fists raised, gave a supportive fist to the insurrectionists as they descended on the capitol and then sent out a fundraising text message during its invasion.
Hawley was dropped by donors and disavowed by his mentor John Danforth. Four people died in the chaos. The Kansas City Star writes plainly that he has quote blood on his hands.
Senators swear an oath to the Constitution and loyalty to this country, not aid and abet an attempted coup against both.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) issued the following statement this afternoon rejecting the House’s vote on an article of impeachment against President Trump:
“America is hurting. After a year of riots in our streets, COVID restrictions and health challenges, and a contentious election, our citizens need healing — not further actions which tear us apart. This latest push by Speaker Pelosi and Democrats to impeach a duly-elected president seven days shy of leaving office does nothing to bridge this gap or work towards President-elect Biden’s declared ‘Unity’ message, instead further dividing our nation.
It’s already been made clear: Congress certified the 2020 presidential results and this election is over. We owe it to our nation to move past these divisive tactics and work towards bringing America — and our communities — together.”
But America will only heal when those that seek to tear it apart have been punished appropriately.
That’s called Law and Order.
You should make yourself aware of the concept.
And it should apply to everyone equally.
Investigate, charge, and sentence every traitor to the maximum penalty under the law.
Be they Congress members, members of the executive or judicial branches or average Americans.
No one is above the law, especially traitors.
You helped tear us apart by spreading the misinformation about election fraud. SHAME ON YOU!
I’ll explain this to you in terms from personal knowledge, @RepHartzler: Healing comes after the cancer is removed, not when the tumor is still inside the body.
Nonsense. America needs strength, not capitulation.
And true strength would be recognizing that #WhiteSupremacyIsTerorrism.
I needed you to vote for impeachment.
You tried to help overthrow the government, Vicky
Healing begins by removing Trump from power. We can unify behind agreeing that his words and their actions were not acceptable.
Actions need to have consequences, Vicky.
We owe it to our nation to drive those who would seek to violently overthrow our “nation of laws” into the light where they can be held accountable, or they will continue to fester until they do it again.
We don’t negotiate with terrorists. Even if they’re our white neighbors.
America is hurting because—after the sacking of the Capitol—the likes of @RepHartzler voted to deny Arizona and Pennsylvania citizens the right to choose their own electors…on the basis, shamefully, of Trump’s big lie of election “theft”.
This is just driving me mad. You pushed and pushed and pushed when it was unprovable and non-existent fraud, but now as soon as the tables are turned we hear…
“Bullshit” is what it is.
Before wounds can be healed they must be cleaned. Before this nation can heal there must be accountability. I’m sorry – and I mean that – that this seems to escape you.
You encouraged a mob to try to over turn an election.
No healing without contrition.
If you can not see that you are supporting a criminal then you should not be in the position you are in. I’m all for unity, but, im also in support of seeing criminals punished.
So we “needed” false election misinformation pretending Trump won inciting division and mistrust but now we don’t need to hold criminals accountable
Kumbaya is a few weeks & a call to decertify too late. You can’t back pedal calls to fight and combat. Consequating insurrection isn’t the divisive act or theater here, it’s justice. The divisiveness was feeding a narrative that the election wasn’t legit. You are complicit.
We need justice. Republicans lied about outcome of a free and fair election for months. Then called a mob to DC, told mob to go into combat, and tweeted location of Speaker as mob was yelling threats to harm her. Only way we move forward is to prosecute every criminal in GOP
After everything you’ve said? Really?! Yeah…no. Impeach.
Local woman more afraid of being primaried than of the potential long term consequences of breaking her oath to defend the US Constitution.
No moving past the insurrection until all parties involved are punished.
How dare you call impeachment “divisive?” You know what’s divisive? An attack on the capitol – which you enabled with your lies, Vicky.
This is called accountability. Your words are hollow. As a Missourian, I am ashamed of you. History will despise you, and you deserve it.
There can be no unity without accountability.
You disgust me. You always have.
A few of the Facebook comments on the same press release:
I am heartbroken to see our nation as it is today. I wish people could realize we are all Americans wanting to live each day as peacefully as possible. This impeachment is just driving our nation further apart. We have witnessed for 4 years the hate Pelosi & the Democratic’s have had for President Trump. They wouldn’t even let him actually be the president he could have been , from the first day he took office.in all my years I have never seen such treatment of a president. I pray for calm , and a dignified transfer of power. May God Bless America!
What color is the sky in their world?
I thank you so much Congresswoman Hartzler, for your comments. Yes, AMERICA HAS BEEN THROUGH AN AWFUL TIME! I wish we could heal, but the truth is, that isn’t what certain Democrats want to happen. I dread what lies ahead under their leadership….
A taco truck on every corner.
Agree and further more this is doing the same thing that the Democrats are accusing President Trump of doing. Such hypocrisy and it needs to end. What good is coming from this? None except for driving the wedge further and invoking more of what has been happening for the last 4 years. Unity does NOT equal conforming everyone to one view.
Not to mention how blatantly Socialistic/Communistic those on the Democratic side have said time after time that they are GOING to make our Country into . I didn’t serve in the United States Marine Corps to simply walk away from this kind of Tyranny . Our Freedom and our Rights are being Choked to Death !! Mrs Hartzler I respect what your saying but the Truth is the new administration is not and will not be thinking of the people of this Country they will only think of pandering to other countries to pad their bank accounts
Vicki I honestly dont know how its possible to unify the country with Pelosi, Schumer and Harris at the controls of Congress. Good luck and God bless
Wait, isn’t it supposed to be Vicky?
it is clear that there is an attempt by the Democrats to have one party only. From boycotting firms that provided support to the President or Republicans to BLM/Antifa riots in multiple cities simultaneously with bussed-in agitators, to main stream media collusion instead of reporting.
You’re right,they incited riots by telling Dems to push back at us and run us out of restaurants, etc. then violence kept going by them.
Have you tried curbside pickup?
And we haven’t spent the last 4 years cleaning up the mess from obuma, and his senile partner?
Now we’re going to see how bad that senile old buffoon can really screw things up!
God help us!
A hug won’t work on this one.
I don’t think we should ever embrace evil and call it unity! What has happened to common sense, I know it has turned to radical socialism! Many people know it was Antifa acting like Trump supporters and NOT Trump supporters . The corruption is so deep we have brain washed millions of people! May God have mercy on America.
How can we possibly unite and possibly heal after the way they have treated President Trump the last four years, how?
YOU DEMOS ARE THE ONES THAT NEED TO LEAVE AMERICA AND GO TO A COMMUNIST COUNTRY AND LEAVE AMERICA ALONE YOU ALL ARE EVIL AND GODS GOT YOUR #!!!
It’s a special device, the knobs go to 11.
I completely agree. Democrats (including Biden) are speaking out of both sides of their mouths. On one hand they say “it is time to move forward and heal the nation” and on the other side they say inflammatory remarks such as Pelosi saying that those who are Trump supporters are racists. Biden went so far as to compare one politician (I think it was Josh Hawley?) to the infamous Nazi butcher, Dr.Joseph Goebbels. What the heck?!! Under any circumstances is that comparison right, fair or just! Dr. Goebbels committed vile, heinous acts on human beings. Such comments are made to shut down dissent. When I hear prominent politicians making those kinds of remarks, it does nothing towards healing our nation! In fact, it shows the opposite, that they really have no intention of trying to heal our nation. They would rather continue to feed the very tension they say the Republicans are guilty of. As far as I’m concerned, the Democrats are equally to blame for the tempers and tensions that have been flaring up since the election. Actions speak louder than words. In other words, I’ll believe it when I see it!
“…We can’t bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell ’em stories that don’t go anywhere – like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ’em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…”
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE MERIDETH.
1790H.01I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
WHEREAS, on January 6, 2021, violent insurrectionists incited by President Donald J. Trump did storm and briefly occupy the United States Capitol in a lawless attempt to block Congress from formalizing President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory and illegally keep President Trump in office; and
WHEREAS, United States Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri was a leader of the effort to overturn the Electoral College results of several states won by President-elect Biden; and
WHEREAS, in that role Senator Hawley did repeat and amplify false claims of fraud in those states that have been rejected by more than 60 state and federal courts across the nation due o the complete lack of any evidence; and
WHEREAS, Senator Hawley’s efforts to disenfranchise millions of voters and overturn a lawful and legitimate election demonstrates an animosity toward democracy and the American system of government; and
WHEREAS, in a sickening display of political self-interest Senator Hawley issued a campaign fundraising appeal as the insurrectionist mob was making its way to the Capitol; and
WHEREAS, as the attack on the Capitol was getting underway, Senator Hawley was photographed showing support for the insurrectionists; and
WHEREAS, Senator Hawley’s actions in promoting demonstrable lies did further incite and inflame the insurrectionists; and
WHEREAS, after the insurrection had been quelled, Senator Hawley did continue repeating the lies about election fraud and resumed his efforts to overturn the lawful and legitimate election results; and
WHEREAS, five people died as a result of the Capitol insurrection, including U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick; and
WHEREAS, more than 50 police officers sustained injuries during the insurrection; and
WHEREAS, Senator Hawley has expressed more remorse over the loss of his book deal than he has over those deaths and injuries or the actions he took that helped create the conditions that made them possible; and
WHEREAS, Senator Hawley, upon being being sworn into office in 2019, did take a solemn oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;” and
WHEREAS, Senator Hawley has violated that oath; and
WHEREAS, since the events of January 6, Senator Hawley has faced widespread condemnation throughout Missouri and the country for his role in encouraging the worst assault on the U.S. Capitol since the War of 1812; and
WHEREAS, it is the duty of all elected officials and citizens to strongly reject sedition and insurrection:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred First General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby urge Senator Josh Hawley to immediately resign from the United States Senate for inciting sedition and violent insurrection against the government and people of the United States in violation of his oath of office; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Senator Hawley.
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE ELLEBRACHT.
1778H.02I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
WHEREAS, the members of the House of Representatives of the State of Missouri together with the members of the Senate of the State of Missouri roundly condemn violent and destructive demonstration of all kinds; and
WHEREAS, the violent acts and crimes of property destruction that occurred in cities across the United States over the past year have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law that local and state law enforcement agencies have had the power to pursue; and
WHEREAS, the state of Missouri and its residents universally believe that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere; and
WHEREAS, the members of the One Hundred First General Assembly were collectively horrified by the disgraceful and craven acts of certain individuals who, on January 6, 2021, violently and seditiously invaded the Capitol of the United States of America in an effort to disrupt and possibly altogether prevent the certification of the count of the Electoral College votes, and in so doing committed various and sundry criminal acts; and
WHEREAS, the criminal acts engaged in by those individuals resulted in shame and embarrassment of the people of Missouri, as yet uncalculated property damage, and, most tragically, the loss of five human lives:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred First General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby strongly and most emphatically request that the President of the
United States refrain from pardoning, providing amnesty, commuting sentences, or offering any other relief or excuse from liability for any of the criminal acts that occurred on the Capitol grounds and inside the Capitol building on January 6, 2021, and that those individuals be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law that federal law enforcement agencies have the power
to pursue; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for distribution to the Office of the President of the United States of America, the Office of the Attorney General of the United States of America, the Office of the Pardon Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, and the members of Missouri’s congressional delegation.
Ep. 46: Who Could (NOT) Have Seen This Coming? – With Dr. Ayanna Shivers, Mayor of Mexico, MO
Adam Sommer begins the show with a note (2:20) regarding the realities of what happened on January 6, 2021. Then Dr. Ayanna Shivers, the current Mayor of Mexico, Missouri joins Adam for “Let’s Have A Chat” (6:45). Then Zack Schwartz and Sean Diller join Adam for “Talkin’ Politics” (49:00) to get into certification, the riots and insurrection, and name the names of the congress members from the Heartland who voted in favor of the objection to certification and what that all might mean. Then the crew jumps into “Last Call” (1:39) to talk about the idea that the GOP is about to break apart.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
As Wednesday’s events were unfolding, I was asked to share what was happening and wrote this summary on my cell phone after being evacuated and taken to a secure location by Capitol Police:
[….] 12:52 PM · Jan 8, 2021
You think The Faux News Channel stylebook requires “…protesters…” in place of “White Racist Fascists involved in Insurrection and Riot?” Just asking.
Some of the comments on Twitter:
And during that time did you do any self reflection? Have any thoughts on how your lies contributed to their anger and confusion?
Did you think that by objecting to a STATE not YOUR OWN, caused any of these? Your grandchildren will read YOUR name in the history books as an insurrectionist, who, was coddled by Capitol Police saving her life. You do not deserve your seat any longer, and you know it.
History will remember Seditionists. #SeditionCaucus….
hartzler agitated this into being. she should resign
“The fire that I have been slowly pouring gas on all of a sudden got out of control and burned me! HOW DARE IT!”
How dare those face-eating leopards eat MY face.
I’m a constituent & I’m ashamed of you. I don’t think you feel any remorse or even acknowledge your part in this coup.
But if you truly, truly want to start working together with Democrats for the future of our republic, VOTE ‘AYE’ TO IMPEACH.
If police officers allow you in, what kind of an assault is it???
Sorry but entering the capital to kidnap and kill the speaker of the house and the VP is not something you can put back in a bottle.
YOU helped create this insurrection. There is blood on YOUR hands, ViQy–the blood of Americans and the blood of our democracy.
14th AMENDMENT SECTION 3
“No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress who shall have engaged in Insurrection or Rebellion against the same or given and or comfort to the enemies thereof”
Have you taken steps to force his resignation today?! He sent a private army to invade our Capitol and what are the consequences?!
They took your lies so seriously that they murdered a police officer in the name of them. And you chose to still continue on with those lies after?
Vicky voted to overturn a legitimate election and push the Big Lie that the election was “stolen” but she doesn’t want to be held responsible for the violence the Big Lie was meant to elicit.
Vick. You did this to yourself.
Columbia constituent here. We are ashamed of you.
Perhaps you should think twice before tweeting any more of these kinds of tweets. Things are pretty raw for us right now, so maybe wait until 2022 when you run for reelection. Unless you decide to resign of course.
Fact check: it was an invasion of the Capitol by Trump “Patriots” that he incited to action earlier in the day and cheered as he watched them on TV enter the building.
United States Constitution says that “no Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress” who “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against” the Constitution, “or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
Every member of the house and senate who perpetuated the lie of voter fraud is responsible for the violent act of domestic terrorism at the capitol and must be held responsible by being removed for insurrection.
I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.
It is unequivocally the spasm of the 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 to immediately create a thousand false narratives to virtualize reality beyond navigability. They will say and do anything to maintain the illusion they are civil, humane beings. This is the 𝑅𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 gaslighting you.
Speaking of phones, why is nobody answering any of the phones in Vicky’s offices? Does she think that she can just hide out until her attempt at insurrection blows over? Does she plan on meeting with the family of the Capitol police officer that she got killed?
This account has been awful quiet since then. I wonder why. Winking face
You created the monkies, deal with the circus. #ResignVicky
You cannot praise and follow Trump for 3 years and 11 and 1/2 months and now try to distance yourself when his words and actions have been consistent all the way up to and including January 6th!
You built this.
Indeed she did.
Stirred shit for 4 years. Gfy.
Yep well Kevin McCarthy you and the Republicans were complicit in all of it. You let this happen. Shame on you.
@GOPLeader was out there liking photos of the insurrectionist mob attacking you all. Isn’t that right, Kevin?
The only words, as your constituent, that I want to hear from you is, “I deeply regret my involvement in an attempted coup of our government and I resign.”
As a Missouri constituent, please resign . Whoever is running against you has a head start.
You are party to sedition against the United States. The 14th Amendment prevents you from serving in Congress. Resign or be expelled.
A gop lead failed coup attempt will forever chained around republican leadership.
Ypu should be ashamed of yourself. We will never forget your role in this, and your love for trump.
It’s your POTUS who blew his dog whistle for this to happen. Don’t try to distance yourself from your own culpability.
Vicky you are seriously delusional to believe you have no part in fueling this. Again, read the room and own up to your own misjudgments before trying to take a spotlight for getting caught up in this terrorists attack by your own party supporters.
No way do you get to gloss over the fact that you are the one who incited this insurrection by continually lying to the people of Missouri and America about a free and fair election just because you made the choice to be subservient to an autocrat. We won’t forget.
Some of the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol defecated inside the building and smeared feces in hallways.
This is your Party. Your legacy.
Chris Kelly @repckelly
This is your periodic reminder that every elected official who says there was significant election fraud is lying and knows he/she is lying. It is effectively the same as ObamawasborninKenya; an intentional lie told for the purpose of eroding the legitimate United States’s Gov’t. 10:40 AM · Jan 9, 2021