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U.S. Senator Josh Hawley faces increasing backlash after U.S. Capitol violence

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Sen. Josh Hawley, of Missouri.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Calls for U.S. Senator Josh Hawley's resignation are increasing after the senator from Missouri said he will, "never apologize" for his objection to the Electoral College certification.

That objection, came after a violent mob took over the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Many lawmakers have since called for Hawley's resignation. Missouri Representative Cori Bush said in a Tweet, "the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences."

Bush said she will be introducing a resolution calling for the Missouri Senator's expulsion.

Former Sen. John Danforth, who backed Hawley in the 2018 republican primaries told St. Louis Today in an interview that backing Hawley was, "the worst mistake of my life."

Hawley would be the first member of the senate to be expelled since the Civil War.

While it is unlikely Hawley will resign, the senate can also vote to censure the senator.

This would be a formal statement of disapproval in the form of a resolution that is adopted by majority vote. Hawley would be the first senator to be censured since David F. Durenberger in 1990.

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  1. Did you know Democrats have objected to the Electoral College Certification three times in the last 20 years? Don’t take my word for it, look it up. In 2001, former Missourian, good riddance, Rep. Maxine Waters, who said conservatives are “not welcome anywhere” (think about what that really means – she wants us dead), objected to President Bush’s Electoral College vote. No Senator joined her objected in 2001. In 2005, in a bloodless coup attempt that the grossly hypocritical media failed to hype, then Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, and then-Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., together challenged Bush’s victory in Ohio on grounds of alleged voter irregularities. Oh, the humanity, what a terrible attack on democracy! Their objection was voted down. Finally, in 2017 Democrats, in another heinous attack on democracy, in the House objected to Trump’s Electoral College vote. Do you remember the media outrage and all the calls for the Democrat’s resignation, censure, and outcast? LOL me neither because it never happened. The media, big corporations, and the left are attacking Senator Hawley for doing something Democrats have done three times. The leftist cabal is the real threat to democracy, freedom, truth, justice and the American way. They must be defeated. 2022 can not be here soon enough.

    1. The difference being that there is abundant evidence this election was saturated with fraud. Senator Hawley is perfectly aligned with the truth. A thing the political establishment abhors. Which is why no other Senators are following his example. While there is abundant and growing evidence that the violence was perpetrated by Antifa false flag participants, even if not so, what would you expect? The courts, both State and Federal, ignored legitimate complaints. Demonstrating their full support of the political establishments wishes. What recourse do those complainants have other than a demonstration at the Capitol? They were denied legal recourse.

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