Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley’s ignominious sprint for canopy within the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 — after giving a closed-fist salute to insurrectionists — has made him a nationwide “laughingstock,” The Kansas City Star said in a derisive editorial Saturday.
A video of the Missouri native’s dash to dodge the mob that day was performed throughout televised hearings Thursday by the Jan. 6 House panel. The Missouri newspaper stated the clip uncovered Hawley, who’s since been broadly ridiculed, for the “fleeing coward” he’s.
Though, the Star identified, humiliation fails to yield change or apology from the cohort of GOP politicians to which Hawley belongs.
“Shame, clearly, is not a motivating factor for any number of Republicans still caught up in Trumpworld,” the Star identified.
The publication famous Hawley by no means apologized for attempting to safe a second Trump presidency regardless of Biden’s confirmed victory.
“Watching Hawley racing away from the Capitol invaders struck so many people as blackly hilarious,” the Star added. “Saluting the Trump posse was politically expeditious for him before the siege began.
“Where’s that fist in the air now?” the publication requested.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch was simply as damning in its personal Friday editorial, saying Hawley’s run “encapsulated his core cowardice” and “demonstrated beyond any doubt that Hawley understood, in real time, the physical danger he helped uncork that day.”
Last yr, the newspaper slammed the senator as “phony” for pushing Trump’s election lies.