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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:47 PM

Assault on democracy: Sen. Josh Hawley has blood on his hands in Capitol coup attempt

By The Kansas City Star Editorial Board


No one other than President Donald Trump himself is more responsible for Wednesday’s coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol than one Joshua David Hawley, the 41-year-old junior senator from Missouri, who put out a fundraising appeal while the siege was underway.

This, Sen. Hawley, is what law-breaking and destruction look like. This is not a protest, but a riot. One woman who was apparently part of the pro-Trump mob was fatally shot by Capitol Police as lawmakers took cover. Some of those whose actions Trump encouraged and later condoned brought along their Confederate flags.

And no longer can it be asked, as George Will did recently of Hawley, “Has there ever been such a high ratio of ambition to accomplishment?” Hawley’s actions in the last week had such impact that he deserves an impressive share of the blame for the blood that’s been shed.

Hawley was first to say that he would oppose the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. That action, motivated by ambition, set off much that followed — the rush of his fellow presidential aspirant Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and other members of the Sedition Caucus to put a show of loyalty to the president above all else.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article248317375.html

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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:05 PM

1. Seditious pig

Resign!

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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:39 PM

2. Maybe Missouri should recall him.

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