Members of the fascist group Antifa attacked Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley’s home and threatened his wife and newborn baby on Monday night, Hawley has tweeted.
“Tonight while I was in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can’t travel,” Hawley wrote on Twitter. “They screamed threats, vandalized and tried to pound open our door. Let me be clear: My family & I will not be intimidated by leftwing violence.”
Hawley said that the perpetrators were “screaming threats through bullhorns, vandalizing property, pounding on the doors of homes and terrorizing innocent people and children.”
Hawley responded on Tuesday morning to an article in the Washington Post by tweeting: “this morning printing outright lies from the Antifa group who now describe themselves as sweet angels. BS. You screamed through bullhorns, shouted down my wife when she asked you to leave, vandalized property, pounded on our door, and terrorized neighbors.”
This was no candlelight vigil, this was an attempt to terrorize @HawleyMO’s family, his wife & kids, and neighbors, you made that very clear.
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) January 5, 2021
According to the website Newsweek, “Protesters from the democracy advocacy group ShutDownDC said Monday they held a vigil at Hawley’s home.”
The far-left group claimed in a statement that “Washington Post” reporter Mike DeBonis tweeted out:
“This evening around a dozen activists with ShutDownDC held an hour-long vigil at the Virginia home of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) to demand that he drop his baseless contestation of the 2020 presidential election results. Hawley was the first of 12 Republican senators who pledged to join more than 100 Republican House members in their plan to derail Congress’ acceptance of Joe Biden’s election win on January 6.
“Activists lit candles and delivered a copy of the U.S. Constitution to Hawley’s door. The crowd chanted `Shame! Shame on Hawley!’ and `Protect Democracy from the GOP.’ They also read messages from voters in the states whose election results Hawley and the other senators are planning to contest, including Missouri and Pennsylvania. Police arrived at around 7:45 p.m.”
“We came to let Hawley know that his actions are undemocratic and unacceptable,” said ShutDownDC activist Patrick Young.
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 5, 2021
Hawley is one of at least 14 Senators who will vote not to accept electoral counts from several states that had voting irregularities or that changed voting laws without following the process outlined in their state constitutions.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice