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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:51 AM

Josh Hawley, who tried to derail Biden's presidency, now champions 'the rule of the people'

Let’s be very clear about what Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) actually tried to do on Jan. 6 of this year.

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On Dec. 30, Hawley’s office put out a news release announcing that he would object to the electoral vote totals submitted by the state of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania was significant since it was that state’s slowly counted votes that ultimately led to Biden’s victory becoming clear. But Hawley wasn’t objecting on the basis that he thought fraud had occurred. He was objecting because Pennsylvania “failed to follow their own state election laws.”

His complaint was that Pennsylvania changed its law, allowing more people to vote by mail, and that this change was a violation of the state’s constitution. This was a bad argument for several reasons, including that the change had been made by the Republican legislature in 2019 and that a judge had already declared that the votes cast under the law would stand. But Hawley had found a loophole allowing him to both appease Trump and retain deniability, so he went with it.

Trump approved, thanking Hawley in speeches and retweeting this tweet with praise.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/26/josh-hawley-who-tried-derail-bidens-presidency-now-champions-rule-people/

Hawley seems to have the same sense of narcissism Trump does.

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Reply Josh Hawley, who tried to derail Biden's presidency, now champions 'the rule of the people' (Original post)
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 04:57 AM

1. "The Rule of the People" is GOP codespeak for "mob rule."

Those of us who follow the rule of law are going to be in confrontation with people who think it's okay to storm the Capitol if they don't get their way. This is what a U.S. senator advocates.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 05:21 AM

2. He's piece of

Shit.

He can get away with it - because the GOP is not interested in governing - they just want power.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 06:37 PM

3. Hawley is a PUNK

SADLY he is my Senator and he will learn that the power of the vote will become his downfall when Congress introduces new legislation on the voting rights....

Watching the vote count Jan 6, my other MO Senator gave the eye of discuss on Hawley and his trumpers that stormed the crime-scene Capitol. That of itself told me there was a big separation between Republicans and Trumpers. Republicans have to have the trumpers to get voted back in, now I see that those Republicans will not be getting back in their upcoming primaries and it be the trumpers who will take over for the general election challenges.

Giving Democrats more a better shot for seats...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 07:22 PM

4. He's ambitious, and he's in a hurry, casting about for a sure-fire way to gin up support for

a run for the presidency.

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