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Hawley calls QAnon ‘whackos,’ says he stands by election opposition | News Headlines – St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri 2021-02-24 18:15:00 –

ST. Louis (KMOV.com)-In the first interview with News 4 since the event on January 6, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley reiterated his confidence in his decision to challenge the outcome of the presidential election. At the same time, he condemned the actions of the mob in the Capitol.



Republican Senator Josh Hawley arrives with reporters on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the Washington Capitol to vote for President Joe Biden’s candidate for UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. I talk. (AP photo / J. Scott Applewhite)


When asked about his promise to challenge the election results, Mr. Holy said, “I certainly support what I did.” “What I’ve always said was that my goal was to raise the concerns of my members at the only forum that had to do it as part of this process. “

[READ: Former Senator John Danforth blasts Hawley for promoting ‘conspiracy theories’ to challenge election results]

Mr. Holy intends to express concern only about the voting system, especially in Pennsylvania, and his election from January 6 is consistent because it is the final day of the election process. Emphasized. He said he had no intention of overturning the election results.

“That wasn’t what I was aiming for,” he said. “I wanted to change the result, but I didn’t have the power to change it.”

Prior to the January 6th event, a large number of radical online communities QAnon upheld Hawley’s promise to oppose the election results. The widespread distribution of photographs of Holi in a guts pose to parliamentary protesters raised questions about his support for the group that struck the parliament, including many QAnon members.



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But on Wednesday, Senator made it clear that he did not support QAnon and did not give any credibility to their conspiracy theory.

“No. Zero. I still don’t know what they are, I don’t want to know. It’s like a herd of militants to me,” he said.

Holi also denounced the actions of the Capitol rioters, saying that what he did was within the process of the government and not the same as those who attacked the Capitol.

An Arizona man who participated in a riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 while sports face paint, no shirt, and horned fur hat regretted having attacked the building and caused fear to others. He apologized for that and said he expressed disappointment with former President Donald Trump.

“The reason US law provides for debate during the certification process is to avoid the criminal and unlawful violence seen that day. Those people, their rioters, their parliament. Criminals who come to the Capitol and try to stop the certification process should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. “

However, in the wake of the riots, Holy’s choice to make himself the most public voice in the fight against election results eventually sacrificed him political capital and influenced his plans.

Publisher Simon & Schuster has announced that he will drop Senator’s book “Big Tech’s Monopoly Politics” “after witnessing the disturbing and deadly riots in Washington, DC on Wednesday.”

[READ: Hawley: Book cancellation ‘could not be more Orwellian’]

He also lost the support of his longtime leader and most ardent supporter, former Senator John Danforth. He said supporting the candidacy of Senator Holy was the “worst mistake” in his life. Holy said he hadn’t spoken to Donald Trump since he resigned, stressing that he had no plans to run for president.

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