MO Sen. Roy Blunt on Trump impeachment: 'It's not going to happen'
Jan 10 2021
The attempt to overturn the results of November's presidential election set off a violent protest in Washington DC, as Trump supporters stormedthe Capitol, rioted and disrupted a joint session of Congress for almost six hours.
In a statement Thursday, Simon & Schuster announced that "After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C, Simon & Schuster has made a decision to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley's forthcoming book, 'The Tyranny of Big Tech'".
Five people died in the riots, including a Capitol Police officer who was struck on the head by a fire extinguisher.
"Any Senator who stands up and supports the power of force over the power of democracy has broken their oath of office", she said. "And so it's interesting to me and I was pleased to hear some more prominent Republicans say to me that Ted Cruz's of the world are as responsible in terms of people believing the lies as, not as responsible, but similar responsible like Trump".
"There will be political fallout for his actions", said Alice Stewart, a Republican strategist and former adviser to the 2016 presidential campaign of Texas Sen.
Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley continues to face intense criticism for his decision to challenge the presidential election results, the futile enterprise that helped fuel pro-Trump rioters.
"I think they understand that we need a Republican Party, we need an opposition that is principled and strong".
"They're part of the big lie, the big lie", Biden continued.
As racial protests engulfed the nation after George Floyd's death, users shared the most-viral right-wing social media content more than 10 times as often as the most popular liberal posts, frequently associating the Black Lives Matter movement with violence and accusing Democrats like Joe Biden of supporting riots.
Sen. Chris Coons of DE also has called on Mr. Hawley and Mr. Cruz to step down. "It is utterly shameful".
However, Hawley promised to "fight cancel culture with everything I have" and told the company he would "see you in court". The publisher also criticized Hawley's actions on Capitol Hill.
Hawley similarly said in a statement, "Because I raised questions in the format prescribed by the laws of the United States about the way elections were conducted by the state of Pennsylvania, just as Democrats did about other states in 2001, 2005 and 2017, he is calling me a Nazi". "You have all failed the American people today, and I hope you're going to fix things moving forward".
Publishers Simon & Schuster canceled plans on January 7 2021 to release a book by Missouri Sen.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks during a Senate debate on whether to confirm the Electoral College vote, after protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, another major paper from Hawley's home state, on Monday blasted him as "shameless" for using his ultimately doomed bid to oppose the election results as a way to endear himself to Trump supporters. Humphreys had previously contributed to Hawley's 2018 Senate run.
Now Danforth wonders how Hawley will be able to work with his Senate colleagues, even Republicans, moving forward. "It's just about his political career", the consultant said.