Josh Hawley cries about the First Amendment after his book deal was cancelled

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Josh Hawley, the seditious senator from Missouri, thinks he can get away with it. He was the main organizer of the plot to “challenge” the ratification of Joe Biden’s victory on January 6th. Hawley’s intention was to do Trump’s seditious dirty work, to incite violence in the Trump cult, to position himself as Trump’s political heir, and to cast doubt on Biden’s victory. As an act of political theater, it blew up in his face as MAGA terrorists laid siege to the Capitol. There are calls to force Hawley to resign as senator, for Hawley to be formally condemned by Congress, or to face some kind of punishment. Personally, I would like to see him charged with sedition and inciting terrorism. But while we wait for that, Hawley’s book deal has been cancelled:

Simon & Schuster said on Thursday that it would cancel the publication of an upcoming book by Senator Josh Hawley, one of several members of Congress who tried to overturn the results of the presidential election.

Mr. Hawley, a Missouri Republican and Trump ally, has been criticized for challenging the results and accused of helping incite the mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday. His book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” was scheduled to be published in June.

“We did not come to this decision lightly,” Simon & Schuster said in a statement. “As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints: At the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat.”

[From The NY Times]

This is a no-brainer from Simon & Schuster’s point of view: why continue to get in bed with a terrorist and traitor to democracy? And the publishing house likely has all kinds of stuff built into their contracts, and their legal counsel has apparently assured them that they are fine from a contractual-law perspective. But that didn’t stop this pissbaby senator from issuing a hilarious self-own:

Crymore, sh-tbird. It’s pathetic that a graduate of Yale Law would be this ignorant of how the First Amendment works. The First Amendment isn’t some blanket guarantee that every dumbf–k traitor gets a book deal. The First Amendment doesn’t say “you get to commit acts of sedition and incite a violent assault on democracy AND you get to publish a book with a major publishing house.” This is literally capitalism at work – a private business deciding it would affect their profits and their reputation by upholding a contract with a traitor. These were my favorite jokes:

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  1. Sierra says:

    Hey dumbass, First Amendment doesn’t cover private companies.

    I am British and even I know that.

    • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

      He’s an idiot because you can’t sue a private company for violating the First Amendment, but he could bring a case based on contract law, because there’s probably a limited number of reasons that Simon and Schuster can cancel their deal under their contract and so he is going to argue that this was not covered by one of those reasons. Good luck I can’t imagine that he wins this ridiculous argument, but some lawyer will take it to make their name.

      • Mignionette says:

        Morality clause.

        And he likely knows it’s there.

        Companies are entitled to protect their reputation from a risk perspective as it could directory impact share price.

    • Sofia says:

      Which you think he would know considering he’s a constitutional lawyer apparently

      • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

        @sofia He knows full well, he’s just playing to his audience.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        yeah, THIS right here.

        he absolutely knows, but his dumbass inbred base of deplorables does NOT. and that’s who he’s trying to sell this to.

      • MM2 says:

        He must think very low of his base to try this tact, but I think low of his base as well & doubt they understand the constitution either. Imagine loving a tyrant who treats you as an imbecile & then loving him more for it.

      • Emm says:

        Exactly, he knows and he knows magas don’t and will believe anything that faux news, newsmax, people on Parler, or anyone else that claims to be “owning the libs” says. They swallow it all up.

        He thought he was some rock star and that pathetic picture proves it. In this day with 24/7 coverage and SM these people are able to say whatever and reach so many more people in an instant and gain a following that has never been seen in politics. One person yesterday said he was a good looking guy but damn he looks like a complete horse face dweeb to me. He reminds me of those scrawny losers in high school that were still over the top misogynistic even though no girl would give them the time of day and had white male privilege syndrome. Like that maga kid from Covington catholic.

      • Sequinedheart says:

        He is a douchebag of the highest order

    • Lizzie says:

      What makes me mad is he is not an idiot but believes everyone else is and will buy his whining. He sure leaned that lesson from cheeto.

      • gm says:

        Exactly, he is intelligent and manipulative. He knows it is not what he was saying on the Senate floor, which cause the book cancellation and negative press, but is trying to twist it to look otherwise, not to actually see the publisher in court but to sway public opinion particularly Trump’s following so they will become his fans, as he knows Trump’s chances in 2024 and the future are much diminished but there remains a block of voters he wants.

      • Ann says:

        He is a very smart guy and people, his teachers and professors, his family (though they might be MagHats, I don’t know), helped nurture that, and this is how he uses it. I saw an interview with one of his Yale professors. And he took the seat away from Clare McCaskill who is awesome.

  2. Sarah says:

    If I was a Republican, I would be offended at how stupid they think their supporters are.

  3. OriginalLala says:

    I replied to his tweet – “it’s not cancel culture, you incited a terrorist attack”.

    • Snappyfish says:

      I did too & suggested he read more Orwell. He was trying to be the ‘MAGAts shiny new bigot. His actions before the attack & ESPECIALLY after the attack & his continued performance art on the senate floor about PA election fraud which he KNOWS to be false should be an indelible stain w/which he should be forever branded.

      I also sent a “way to go” to Simon & Schuster

      • HoofRat says:

        “Shiny new bigot.” I’m totally stealing that. (Bravo, Snappyfish!)

      • Dutch says:

        Their leader the Tangerine Nightmare totally got the wrong message from the whole “All animals are equal but some or more equal than others” line.

    • josephine says:

      And now they can all add “cop killer” to their resumes. He’s actually going to have to put work into his con and stop riding the coattails of the homegrown terror cells that Trump wooed.

      • Mgsota says:

        “Riding the coattails” that’s the expression I used last night when I left a voicemail for him. I also included “blood on your hands…..traitor….threatening democracy…sorry about your book deal” (LOL)

        202-224-6154
        This is a public number

        In case anyone else wants to leave a message. It’s been therapeutic for me. 😌

      • H says:

        @Mgsota, I called and left a message. Felt great!

    • Myra says:

      I’m sure Simon & Schuster must have a disclaimer somewhere in that contract which nullifies the contract once you commit treason against the United States of America.

      • jwoolman says:

        Moral turpitude? A lot of contracts seem to have that as an out. This guy seems full of turpitude to me.

      • liz says:

        Every contract has a termination clause. Either side can get out and there will be a list of reasons why. If the reason one side wants to get out isn’t on that list, then there will be a damages/buy-out clause that says how much the other side is owed in case of “wrongful” termination. S&S is likely willing to pay Hawley whatever penalties there may be in the contract in order to get out of it.

  4. Persephone says:

    Good. Let’s hope more of this happens to the other losers involved in this.

  5. AA says:

    This idiot knows full well this is not a First Amendment issue. But his moron MAGA crowd doesn’t and he’s Just whipping them up more. That pic of him with the raised fist will live forever. He needs to slink back to Missouri and hang out with his MAGA pals. He’s done as far as mainstream Republicans go.

  6. vegasschmegas says:

    No one has a First Amendment right to a book deal. Two key Missouri newspapers are calling for his resignation. He needs to “go through some things”.

    • Jazz says:

      Hawley’s mentor said backing him was the worst decision he ever made, and other Republicans are hanging him out to dry. I think he’s done.

  7. Nev says:

    Ummmmmm….

    SH-BIRD is my new word, thanks Kaiser!!!!!!

  8. Rapunzel says:

    The 1st amendment does not guarantee book deals, moron.

    And lol at “the woke mob.” You weren’t a victim of a woke mob. Your book deal wasn’t canceled due to the company thinking you weren’t politically correct. It was canceled due to capitalism: the publisher thought association with you would be bad for their bottom line. That’s not woke- it’s the furthest thing from it.

    • Indywom says:

      Funny how Republicans claim to be for capitalism until it impacts them.

    • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

      You know what, he was the victim of a woke mob and I’m proud of that. I am tired of conservatives using the term woke in a pejorative way to turn people off from it. It’s kind of like how they turn people off to the word feminism when all it means is that you want equal rights for women. If woke means caring about other people’s experiences and wanting them to have a fair shot in the world then that’s a Christian concept and a fair concept and it’s the right thing so you can call me part of the woke mob all day long.

      • Ann says:

        There was only one mob involved here and it was the one that attacked our democracy with his encouragement.

    • Katie says:

      I am seething that he used the word mob. No thank you “sir” a mob is not a collection of decent people who are calling out a traitor. Which is what you are.

      A mob is, however, term for that group of people you supported who attempted to overthrow our government.

    • Va Va Kaboom says:

      I can’t imagine having the audacity to call out the “woke mob” when you just encouraged and incited an actual mob days ago. How f’in dare you. I hope Mitt Romney puts his immense wealth to good use and gets this guy primaried. But I fear this will only make Hawley’s constituents like him more. Though from the glares Mitt was sending him I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t already in the cards.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      He has some nerve talking about a woke mob when he unleashed a real mob on his co-workers. I watched the hearings after order was restored, Mitt Romney looked like he wanted to punch Hawley straight out. I for one don’t blame him. I am pretty sure his career is going to go through so things and I am happy to see it.

  9. Miranda says:

    Republicans just looove to climb up on that cross and play the martyr, don’t they? And while they’re up there, they have the nerve to lecture liberals about having a “victim mentality”.

    Why did this goober have a book deal to begin with? Does anyone actually give a rat’s ass about what he has to say? I’m sure it’s not anything that wasn’t already covered in Mein Kampf.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Spot on about the Republican martyr complex

      I’m reminded of a line from a Tori Amos song:
      “So you are a superstar/get of the cross/we need the wood.”

      Tori also has a song with the line, “you could have spared her, oh but no, Messiah need people dying in their name” which I’ve been thinking about re: Trump, since Wednesday.

      • Miranda says:

        One of my dad’s favorite things to say when I was a whiny teenager was “climb down off that cross and use the wood to build a bridge and get over it.”

        And OMG, yes, Trump wants people to die in his name. Those WWI soldiers were suckers and losers, but to die in the name of a second-rate Mussolini impersonator, ah, that is glorious!

    • Mac says:

      White grievance and victimhood is all Republicans stand for these days. And corporate tax cuts.

    • schmootc says:

      I never heard of this guy before Wednesday and wish I could go back to being blissfully ignorant of his existence. So a book by him? Hard no. Crawl back into your hole, dude!

    • sa says:

      They must run a class, “GOP victimhood and projection 101,” they all do it so instinctively.

  10. Dana Dayen says:

    Thoughts and prayers.

  11. Emily says:

    How does someone reach this level of government and not understand the First Amendment??

    • Lexilla says:

      Oh he understands it. He just prefers MAGA cosplay to reality.

    • Becks1 says:

      He understands it. At least, I’m assuming he does. He’s just using this as another way to enrage and incite his followers.

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      He knows what he’s doing. This is performative for the Maga cult. He wants to inherit the throne and followers of Trump. He’s willing to destroy the country and democracy (just like Trump) for his own selfish needs.

    • windyriver says:

      Whether or not he understands the First Amendment, I’m sure he knows this isn’t about what he said while “representing his constituents” in a Senate debate. Most likely that wouldn’t have stopped S&S from publishing his book. It’s all about raising your fist in solidarity with a mob with publicly stated intentions to wreak havoc. That kind of free speech vs. sedition. Not my type, but he took a nice clear picture. Expect to hear next he was waving to a friend he saw in the crowd.

    • Lizzie says:

      He understands he can do a lot of fundraising using this line of bs.

  12. Ellie says:

    I went to high school with one of Hawley’s aides (I’m from rural Missouri and was able to GTFO after graduation) and his Facebook posts right now are SOMETHING ELSE right now, I tell you. I would unfriend him but watching the dumpster fire has been satisfying.

    • Rmcgrudiva says:

      Are they backpedaling or doubling down in those posts? Or are the responses entertaining?

      • Ellie says:

        Doubling down, saying he is simply speaking for the people of Missouri to uphold our good country, etc. And disgustingly most people are like “good for you!” – mostly either older people of people with eagles as their profile picture. The others are commenting the now infamous fist photo, and telling him it’s over and it’s time to go. And that’s why it’s entertaining.

    • Esmom says:

      Oh wow. The aide is part of a dwindling fan base, then, as I read that Hawley’s big donors are dumping him and that his Senate mentor Danforth has called his association with and help for Hawley “the biggest mistake of his life.”

      • TIFFANY says:

        @Esmom. As a Missouri native, Danforth gets nothing from me. Nothing.

        He built up this clown ( who not only doesn’t live here, but for some reason thinks he is a Senator from Pennsylvania) to trash this state more. He literally went out of his way to find this fool to run for AG and that was a disaster of epic proportions to this day and then find money for his run against Mccaskill for not other reason than Hawley is a younger, better looking (eh, put in this case apt) of him and that would be the only way he would not be a punchline trying to get to DC.

        Well, jokes on you. But it is at our expense and I hate all of them.

      • Esmom says:

        Tiffany, I hear your pain and rage. Their games with people’s lives are abhorrent. I guess I took a small bit of consolation that at least Hawley is getting some backlash even as Trump’s MAGA base won’t give an inch. The big question is will it affect his future election chances? We can only hope that he — along with Cruz and Johnson and Lankford and the rest of the seditious assh^les — pay a political price eventually.

  13. teehee says:

    If every publisher was required to publish every piece of garbage they were offered——-

    you see how ridiculous this line of reasoning is, right….?

    Since when did publishers work to enforce constitutional rights!?

    If your book is crap they will reject it.

  14. Wiglet Watcher says:

    Poor baby has his feelings hurt… he’s gonna tell his mom S&S!

    He can always self publish. He just won’t get the big paycheck from S&S, but if his book is good..He will. 😂

  15. windyriver says:

    Was waiting for this as soon as I saw the book deal was cancelled. Despite his fancy education, wouldn’t be surprised if he actually does believe his right to free speech has been violated. Plenty of seemingly intelligent people don’t seem to understand what free speech means. And, it’s a book about “Big Tech”. Doubt his followers would be interested in reading it, though very likely they’ll jump on the free speech bandwagon, supporting him, without question.

    • Indywom says:

      He just wanted to be a published author to increase his profile. The only people who would buy it are the RNC like they did Donald, Jr.’s stupid book.

      • windyriver says:

        That picture with the raised fist is going to hopefully burn him permanently. Sedition or not, he was still clearly inciting a mob. I see a policeman has now died as a result of injuries during the riot, and many others were injured. That’s a whole other kettle of fish from a bunch of ‘woke’ protestors being hurt. We’ll see how much people give a shit about his book.

  16. line says:

    He has the typical behavior of a MAGA, arrogance and a sense of entitlement due to his whiteness. If he thought that he still has a political future, notably presidential, he is delusional. MAGAs are only loyal to Trump and Trump is loyal to himself.Then his major participation in this seditious conspiracy and attempted insurrection. And this photo of him with his fist raised will live on forever in the eyes of the true American patriots.

  17. Tulipworthy says:

    I love the comments and roasting on his Twitter account.

  18. SamC says:

    That first comment, that it’s “not Orwellian because Orwell was published” made me spit out my coffee from laughing.

    • MIBound says:

      I read that to my husband last night laughing with tears in my eyes. He should be removed or the state recall him. He is an embarrassment to the state.

  19. Circe says:

    NEVER GON BE PRESIDENT NOW

  20. Esmom says:

    Kaiser, you forgot the photo of him with his fist raised at the gathering MAGA mob. I feel like every mention of Hawley from now until the end of time should feature that photo.

  21. Golly Gee says:

    Both his biggest donor and his mentor– whose seat he took when he retired– have denounced and ditched him.

  22. Kentuckygirl says:

    It’s also just a bit rich that he made this announcement on Twitter, give the that the book is about the tyranny of big tech.

    • MyOpinion says:

      @ Kentuckygirl, they only pretend to be against big tech, but they sure as hell love to use it as long as it benefits them!

  23. Mia4s says:

    Hmmm, follow me here. Forcing a private company to publish a book on First Amendment grounds would imply government control of said private company. And that’s what he wants so…

    That’s socialism! He’s a socialist! Kindly spread this far and wide. Hawley is a socialist!! Possibly a *gasp* communist! Warn his (few remaining) supporters! 😏

    You’re welcome Senator.

  24. mellie says:

    Did anyone see former Senator John Danforth, from Missouri, his statement calling his support of Hawley “the worst mistake of my life”….ya think? Rats jumping off the ship….

    • windyriver says:

      Yes, I saw that. Note Danforth also helped get Clarence Thomas, who had worked for him, on the Supreme Court, replacing Thurgood Marshall. YMMV but I consider that the worst mistake of his life.

      Of course, Joe Biden was the chairman of the Judiciary Committee for those infamous hearings, so plenty of blame to go around.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Thomas’ wife Ginni is a HUGE Q supporter and was pushing this insurrection as well. It was all over my political Twitter last night. Thomas also never recused himself from things she pushed before the courts; he needs to be impeached as well.

    • Seraphina says:

      YES!!!! I heard that too.

    • trashaddict says:

      Ahhhh, SO MANY rats — DeVos, Elaine Chao, Mick Mulvaney. It’s not the Republican Party, it’s the Opportunist Cover Your Butt Party.

  25. J ferber says:

    F-ck him. Dirty opportunist. He has blood on his hands. The Senate should expel him, Cruz and the other senators and Congresspersons who subverted democracy from within the walls of the Capitol. His political career should end right now.

  26. Midge says:

    What we have here is an extremely privileged white boy who’s never been told no in his entire life. Get used to it, TRAITOR.

  27. Lightpurple says:

    Nothing is stopping this seditionist from exercising his First Amendment rights by reading his manuscript on his front lawn.

    He needs to resign from office today and take Ted Cruz with him.

  28. Miranda says:

    Bitchy observation: in the header photo, he looks like one of those old-timey monkey figurines that “smoke” cigarettes.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8c/9a/a2/8c9aa27ea99094e4121df764ca2ad3f3.jpg

    • Esmom says:

      LMAO. I don’t really see it but I am here for the bitchiness. I hate that he is always called handsome. He’s well groomed. That’s it.

      • Miranda says:

        Yeah, the “handsome” bar is pretty low for Republicans. I’m trying to think of one and I can’t! Just having that “R” next to their name is a huge deduction.

        (Mind you, no Democrat dreamboats immediately come to mind, either, But I’m sure we must have more than the Republicans!)

      • Esmom says:

        Miranda, I don’t know about you but Jon Ossoff and Rev Warnock are mighty fine, imo. I admit I had quite crush on Beto for a while too. Young Joe Biden was nothing to sneeze at either.

      • Miranda says:

        *Google image search for young Joe Biden*

        …I need a time machine,

        (Great, now I’m down a young politicians rabbit hole. Never look up young Stalin, it’ll only make you feel guilty.)

      • Stacy Dresden says:

        My husband said he’s sometimes nicknamed Hee Hawley!

  29. TIFFANY says:

    Harvard and Yale Law have a lot to answer for with their alumni.

    Money has to talk because these endowments shouldn’t be worth writing a check anymore.

  30. Seraphina says:

    Such a great education wasted on a man like this. Kudos to Meade and her response.

  31. Leah says:

    All would be senators and representatives should be required to take a civics exam before candidacy (kind of like a civil service exam). Honestly some of them have no idea how their own government works or how it’s set up. One of them thought that the three branches was “executive, senate and house”.

    As for Hawley, he’s pathetic and should be kicked to the curb 1861 style.

  32. equality says:

    So he is now just another tiresome Twitter user speaking incorrectly about freedom of speech. Even the government limits freedom of speech when it involves certain issues. Private companies have never owed anybody freedom of speech. When you point out to Twitter users that they agreed to limitations on their freedom of speech just by signing up and accepting terms, they get testy. Even with a book deal, you would have editors and lawyers taking out anything that was legally actionable. And usually the ones who moan about it on Twitter are the people who want to put nasty and untrue comments.

    • Tiffany says:

      He used the word ‘irregardless’ when he was being a traitor on the floor of the Senate Wednesday.

      I am still just baffled that some many people and so much money went into backing this complete and total idiot.

    • trashaddict says:

      Limiting freedom of speech? Oh, you mean like, you can’s scream “fire!” in a movie theater if there’s no fire? You can’t scream, “the election was stolen” if it wasn’t????

  33. Insomniac says:

    On top of all the good points everyone else has made, I’m not listening to complaints about cancellation from a jackass who just tried to disenfranchise over 80 million American voters because we didn’t pick who he wanted. Go crying to Regnery, you Nazi creep.

  34. Naomi says:

    As christopher scalia, atonin scalia’s son (!!! never thought i’d see the day i am quoting any one named scalia) said on twitter: “Some balls calling the publishers a mob the day after an actual mob.”

    Hawley has managed to out-slime Ted cruz, which is…something. HRC was right: deplorable.

  35. Michelle says:

    Orwell got published😂 I love people. Somebody I follow on Twitter said “let’s all write to S&S, and I did. I know it wasn’t, like, the topping point for them but I’m still proud.

  36. Mumbles says:

    Given that Supreme Court Barbie Amy Barrett couldn’t name the protections of the First Amendment in her confirmation hearing, First Amendment law doesn’t seem the be a topic the Federalist Society robots learn at their meetings. No surprise, I guess.

  37. Girl_ninja says:

    I like that long ass faced fool painted himself into a corner. Now those racist trash heaps are his ride or dies.

  38. Veronica S. says:

    Guess he’ll just have to self-publish his own version of Mein Kampf, eh? You know that’s what it was going to be about: setting himself up for that sweet 2024 run as the neo-fascist of the hour. Now he’ll have to delay and contend with Gaetz and Cotton also making names for themselves.

    Mark my words, guys, one of those three will be your emerging front-runner for the Trump fascist base. Cruz wants it so badly, but he lacks the charisma. My money’s on Cotton – notice how he’s wisely keeping his head low.

    • windyriver says:

      Turns out, Josh Hawley is older than I thought. He’s already published a book, about Teddy Roosevelt, called “Preacher of Righteousness.”

      In response to Wednesday, TR V tweeted – “I can’t tell you how TR would’ve felt about Sen Hawley, but he did believe, ‘to educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society’.”

      100 years later, still just as true.

  39. Franny says:

    Hawley’s mentor in Missouri, who is sort of a Republican kingmaker in the state, said that supporting Hawley was the worst mistake of his life.

  40. Emily says:

    I’ll take Orwell over Gilead.

    • L4frimaire says:

      HaHa! so true. In fact that mob mess reminded me of a prelude to the Handmaid’s tale. I think Trump was hoping he could use the events to call martial law and glad it failed. Hawley is done and will end up being a pundit on Fox News if he’s lucky. Every political opponent, both left and right, will have so much material for political ads against him. There was a Republican insider quoted in NYMag that not only did Hawley do this stunt strictly for his own ambition, his hubris hijacked the news cycle away from the Georgia runoffs, so that GOP negative ads against Warnock got no traction ( thank god). Also Hawley and Cruz seem to think that by aligning with Trump and his lies, they could get Trump supporters, not understanding that these people are for Trump. That mob don’t have any ideas beyond Trump, white supremacy, and revolution cosplay. Everyone hates Ted Cruz and now Hawley, and no major donors are going to hitch themselves to someone who tried to fundraise while the Capitol was being stormed by an unruly mob who acted to harm Congress and overthrow an election. He can rail at a book publisher because what else can he say. That’s capitalism, and he is not good for their brand. The dragging he got is so well deserved. He should be investigated and resign.

  41. Christa says:

    Welcome to an exclusive club that includes Octomom, Scott Peterson and Casey Anthony, scumbag. No one will give them book deals either.

  42. PaulY says:

    This stupid MF with a victim complex the size of Texas can’t even grasp the very basic, elementary concept of the First Amendment — yet he’s a senator. Talk about shades of privilege failing upwards.

  43. Jaded says:

    Ha! I just sent him a blistering message from “Canada” stating that on behalf of all Canadians, and as America’s next-door neighbour, we are disgusted by his support of a fascist dictator and no amount of sniveling about his cancelled book deal and first amendment rights will raise him and his dying political career out of the grave he’s dug for himself.

  44. K says:

    F*ck off, psycho. I have no witty way to say how I feel. I am so tired of this insanity. I am counting the days til our new administration.

  45. Holly hobby says:

    Aw did Traitor Baby Joshie get his feelings hurt? Too bad so sad! Yale should ask for their law diploma back because this traitor doesn’t know how to interpret law. Someone on Twitter who is familiar with book contracts mentioned that these contracts usually include a morality clause. Nothing violates that than trying to overthrow the government.

    I want him and that illegal immigrant Raphael (Ted) Cruz expelled. Stupid Raphael tried to walk back his treason yesterday on Fox. Saying how shocked he was by Rump’s actions. I think there is video on Twitter where he was screaming how “magats won’t go quietly into the night.” Cruz the worst Canadian import ever.

    PS I know he isn’t illegal. I wish he was.

  46. Leah says:

    Yeah he was just whining on Twitter that Biden was mean to him because Biden basically called him a nazi.

    Where’s the lie? After Wednesday he’s basically every bad guy. He’s the one who encouraged the rampage at the Capitol that endangered/killed people.

  47. Melanie says:

    Let’s not pretend this man honestly thinks this is a first amendment issue. He was an editor of Yale Law Journal when he attended Yale…for law school. This man knows better. He is only saying that to rile up an army of people that actually are ignorant not to understand the difference. He is not being dumb he’s being evil and it needs to be called out.

  48. Bex says:

    This man used “irregardless” in his speech on Wednesday.

    He’s a dumbass.

  49. windyriver says:

    There’s a great quote I hadn’t heard before, from Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former US Senator: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.” Bears repeating more often in the current environment…

    The quote is mentioned in an online article yesterday by Randall Lane, editor of Forbes, discussing the lies told by the succession of Trump press secretaries, then referencing the post Presidency corporate world careers of previous press secretaries like Joe Lockhart and Ari Fleischer. The Forbes article itself was referenced in a post on the Washington Post website about Hawley, his lost book deal, etc.

    Lane’s point: “Don’t let the [Trump's] chronic liars cash in on their dishonesty.”

    “Let it be known to the business world: hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie.”

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2021/01/07/a-truth-reckoning-why-were-holding-those-who-lied-for-trump-accountable/?sh=22fea9aa5710

  50. L4frimaire says:

    It is incredibly offensive that after what happened at the Capitol, he would describe a book publisher as a” mob” because they won’t publish his stupid book. This after a branch of government had to be evacuated from the Senate, he refused to recognize the electoral votes of Pennsylvania and Arizona, while trying to fund raise while cowering behind an actual mob who literally wanted blood.

  51. Josie Bean says:

    Hawley is young and he had high hopes for his political career. However, his political career is damaged and I’ll bet he is sh*tting himself now and regrets his role but of course won’t admit it and will continue to defend himself.

  52. Carmelita says:

    Pathetic crybaby.

  53. FrenchGirl says:

    Zut !!
    He can try auto edition