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marmar

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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 08:20 PM Jan 2021

Hawley sent fundraising email on election objection as Capitol descended into chaos



Shortly before a group of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, disrupting a congressional debate on the 2020 Electoral College results, Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley’s campaign sent a fundraising email promoting his planned objection to Pennsylvania’s votes.

Hawley, a first-term Republican and potential candidate for president in 2024, was the first senator to announce his plan to object to the electors of one of the states won by President-elect Joe Biden.

His move last week spurred more Republicans to join the effort, even though Biden won 51% of the popular vote and 306 electoral votes, above the required threshold of 270.

“Many career politicians in the D.C. establishment want me to stay quiet. I suppose you can assume nothing I do will matter. That it won’t matter if I object or not, so I should sit by and do nothing,” Hawley said in the fundraising email, sent after Congress had begun its joint session to count the Electoral College results.

“But this is not about me! It is about the people I serve, and it is about ensuring confidence in our elections.” ..............(more)

https://www.kansascity.com/article248316415.html




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Hawley sent fundraising email on election objection as Capitol descended into chaos (Original Post) marmar Jan 2021 OP
Pure SCUM. The lowest life form. idziak4ever1234 Jan 2021 #1
he needs expelled demtenjeep Jan 2021 #2
CALL his office and demand he resign vapor2 Jan 2021 #3
Someone posted earlier that Ted Cruz did the same thing. From the post Mike 03 Jan 2021 #4
At long last, no decency Walleye Jan 2021 #5

Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
4. Someone posted earlier that Ted Cruz did the same thing. From the post
Wed Jan 6, 2021, 08:22 PM
Jan 2021

it sounded like Cruz sent the fundraiser after the riots began (that was my impression from reading it, but it may not be correct).

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