Josh Hawley Played With Fire and Burned His Political Future
I wrote last year that Sen. Josh Hawley (R–Mo.) is the ultimate Karen. Out of touch with reality and combative when he doesn’t get his way, the senator’s short tenure in federal government has been infused with classic Karen-esque trademarks. He might be missing the bob, but mark his words—he wants to speak to the manager.
Yesterday gave us more of the same, with Hawley demanding to speak to the manager of the 2020 election over vague allegations of widespread voter fraud that he has not been able to substantiate. The day was different in other ways, including the fact that the U.S. Capitol was overtaken by people who had been emboldened by the steady stream of delusion that Hawley and some of his GOP colleagues fed them over the last two months—a riot that culminated with the fatal police shooting of a woman.
After the chaos had subsided, Hawley resumed that familiar perch. “This is the appropriate place for these concerns to be raised, which is why I have raised them here today,” Hawley said, expounding on accusations of “voter irregularities” while also managing to say nothing at all. “And I hope that this body will not miss the opportunity to take affirmative action to address the co
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