Publisher rips up Sen. Hawley’s book deal after Electoral College count objection


But for Josh Hawley, the Missouri senator who staged an Electoral College challenge that became the focus of a violent siege of the U.S. Capitol, the words of his political mentor were the most personal. John Danforth has disavowed him. "He has consciously appealed to the worst". Top Senate Democrats have demanded his resignation and previously-supportive politicians have denounced him. "There was harm done", said former Sen.

President-Elect Joe Biden accused Senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) of being "part of the big lie" during a January 8 press conference. Platforms like Facebook have occasionally labeled or even removed some of his posts, but the overall response has failed to satisfy a growing number of critics who say the platforms have enabled the spread of unsafe misinformation.

"Assault on democracy: Sen".

Following Hawley's objection, Pennsylvania Sen.

McCaskill was defeated by Hawley in 2018. The Stanford- and Yale- educated lawyer was young, ambitious and savvy.

O'Rourke, a Democrat who almost unseated Cruz in a 2018 race, also said the Republican lawmaker was guilty of sedition - action taken against the US government.

Hawley, cheered on by Trump, had been one of the leading Republican senators egging on efforts to object to the largely ceremonial proceedings. Make no mistake about it: this was Hawley's campaign book to push for the nomination in 2024. Trump supporters, fueled by the president's rhetoric, had ransacked congressional offices, defaced the Capitol building and fought with Capitol Police officers, who fatally shot a 35-year-old California woman.

But Hawley's scheme fell apart nearly before it got going.

Hawley raised his fist in solidarity when he strode past Trump supporters outside the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. A violent mob stormed the Capitol as the process of objecting was underway, creating mayhem that left five people dead.

Like Trump, Hawley has supported the notion that there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, despite the lack of any evidence. He said that, quote, "I will never apologize for giving voice to the millions of Missourians and Americans who have concerns about the integrity of our election".

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He faced instant rebuke from his own party.

"That will be their legacy", he added. Our lovely Vivian Kane wrote up why he sucks, and she said it better than I could because I just want to scream in his gross face because he's disgusting and a disgrace to America as a whole. "They are part of the big lie", Biden said, stopping short of suggesting they resign.

"I do think the president's rhetoric and his language has been over the line", Cruz said.

Hawley and Cruz didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

"I was so proud", Biden said of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. He labeled them "utterly shameful". He should act like a dignified adult and retract these sick comments.

"After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Simon & Schuster has chose to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley's forthcoming book", Simon & Schuster said in a statement.

A company spokesman said Twitter could take further action as it kept track of "activity on the ground and statements made off Twitter". I was being reminded by a friend of mine, and maybe you were with me, I can't recall, when we were told that, you know, Goebbels and the great lie, you keep repeating the law, and repeating the lie.

In the deeply divided GOP, Romney's and other outraged Republicans' may not be the prevailing view. And, Jaclyn, Trump won Missouri with 57% of the vote. The publisher also criticized Hawley's actions on Capitol Hill. All three called for Hawley to resign.

Even Hawley's mentor, former GOP Sen.

"How is he going to get along with his colleagues?"

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