In mid-January 2021, Missouri-based Senator Josh Hawley was radioactive due to his far-right ways and for his role in helping to incite the failed MAGA uprising by digging in his heels over certifying the Electoral College vote. In the aftermath of January 6 (and that fisted-salute photo; you know that you’ve seen it), his hometown newspaper shamed him, and an unexpected stand came from Hallmark, which had enough of being associated with him while declaring, “Hallmark believes the peaceful transition of power is part of the bedrock of our democratic system, and we abhor violence of any kind.”
Speaking of violence, people are remembering what Hawley said on Fox News on Jan. 4, 2021. It appeared that Hawley was insisting that something would happen on Jan. 6 that would make Trump remain the president, and Bret Baier didn’t seem like he wanted to hear about, at all. Via Aaron Rupar, here’s a clip from that conversation.
BRET BAIER: I want to pin you down on what you’re trying to do. Are you trying to say that Trump will be president after January 20?
JOSH HAWLEY: Well, that depends on what happens on Wednesday
BAIER: No it doesn’t
(Trump in fact lost an election!) pic.twitter.com/vsO2JyRJuk
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 5, 2021
Naturally, this is wild to rewatch because Hawley’s faced no repercussions in the Senate, nor has Ted Cruz for his alleged role in stirring up the insurrection, although the rioters themselves are languishing in jail or, in the case of the QAnon Shaman, prison. As a result, a lot of people are marveling at this clip and the lack of consequences for what Hawley said here.
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY: Josh Hawley boosts the Trump self-coup. https://t.co/G1TUQM87BJ
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 4, 2022
Never forget Josh Hawley’s role in all of this. https://t.co/uJj02Jfepp
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) January 4, 2022
When Authoritarianism comes, it will NOT look like January 6.
It will look like @HawleyMO.
If we lose the House & Senate in ’22 they will seize the Presidency in ’24.
And if they do that, it will be the last Presidential election of our lifetimes. That’s the endgame. https://t.co/ccb5ygnlHz
— Billy Ray (@BillyRay5229) January 4, 2022
Hard to believe Senator Sedition Fist, aka Josh Hawley, is still a sitting Senator after this. https://t.co/Fdld5MtKa3
— Really American (@ReallyAmerican1) January 4, 2022
Never forget that Josh Hawley played a major role in the January 6th insurrection.
— 𝐒𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐥𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 (@TheSizzleReport) January 4, 2022
Never forget exactly 1 year ago today, Josh Hawley was on Fox spreading the big lie for Trump.
He’s as guilty as anyone when it comes to the insurrection & if we lose the house in ’22, people like this Hitler wannabee will be first in line to overthrow democracy.#DemVoice1 https://t.co/lkBeuE5DiC
— The Jewish Ginger Resister (@JewishResister) January 4, 2022
Shame on companies who reversed course and started donating to people like Josh Hawley. People who directly tried to subvert our democracy for their own personal gains. https://t.co/PCpoSRuHzd
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) January 4, 2022
One year ago today.
Never forget Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz role in the January 6th insurrection. https://t.co/BIv7HuSskD
— Republicans against Trumpism (@RpsAgainstTrump) January 4, 2022
One year ago today, Josh Hawley was openly plotting to overturn the 2020 election results. Even Fox News tried to tell him he was out of line.
Now, the same Republicans who led that charge are actively working to suppress voting rights.
When they can’t win, they cheat. https://t.co/K5J9EMBRsT
— Donald Valdez for Colorado (@DonaldValdezCO) January 4, 2022
Meanwhile, the House Select Committee on January 6 keeps doing its thing.