Sen. Hawley: It is a lie that I incited violence
UPDATED 7:45 PM PT – Thursday, January 28, 2021
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) spoke out against the left’s attempt to silence him for objecting to the results of the 2020 election.
In an interview Wednesday, the Missouri senator claimed he did not incite violence at the Capitol by objecting to the outcome of Pennsylvania’s election.
Hawley noted his goal in objecting was not to overturn the election, but to advocate for election integrity. He also added it’s a lie that he and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wanted to incite violence, saying that rhetoric was used to silence him and his Republican colleague.
“That is a lie told by the left-wing mob that now wants to silence me and Ted Cruz and 140 House members and 13 senators,” Hawley stated. “And anybody who would dare stand up to them, anybody who is a Trump supporter who refuses to bow to the knee.”
Democrats in DC say they want unity. They don’t want unity. They want total control. Control of what we say, what we think, and who we support. And they are working in lockstep with Big Tech and Big corporations to silence us. pic.twitter.com/WsY4qKkdoN
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 26, 2021
Hawley also warned against the left’s attempt to label debating on the Senate floor as “inciting violence,” noting Americans would not be represented if that was the case.