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Sen. Josh Hawley Defends His Objection to Electoral Results: ‘Will Not Bow to a Lawless Mob’

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Sen. Josh Hawley Defends His Objection to Electoral Results: ‘Will Not Bow to a Lawless Mob’

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) defended his objection to the Electoral College results on Jan. 6, saying he did not support lawlessness after the breach at the U.S. Capitol during the Joint Session of Congress. “This time around, anyone who objected has been called an ‘insurrectionist,'” Hawley wrote in a Wednesday column. “Sadly, much of the media and many members of the Washington establishment want to deceive Americans into thinking those who raised concerns incited violence, simply by voicing the concern. That’s false. And the allegation itself is corrosive and dangerous,” he wrote in the Southeast Missourian. The freshman Republican senator noted that debate over whether to certify the electoral results—amid allegations of fraud and other irregularities—is not “mob violence,” as some pundits and Democratic political leaders have asserted. “It is in fact how we avoid that violence,” Hawley said. After Congress reconvened after the Capitol breach, both Hawley and Sen. …

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