Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has been in the headlines lately for saying he won’t certify the results of the presidential election and that he still has concerns about how the election was conducted.
He also has been teaming up with Senator Bernie Sanders to try to get Americans $2,000 checks and the help they need during the ongoing pandemic.
In addition, Hawley recently tangled with retail giant Wal-Mart for its exploitative labor practices and use of cheap labor that forces many small businesses to close.
The bottom line is that Hawley is becoming more and more of a champion for Main Street and the new GOP.
But not everyone is impressed. And some of Hawley’s opponents decided to come harass his family at night outside his Washington, DC home.
Antifa Activists Show up to Hassle Hawley’s Family
Video from the activists shows them walking to Hawley’s DC home and holding a “vigil” for democracy. This also involved using bullhorns to shout their angry messages and interrupt Hawley’s family who were home due to COVID travel restrictions while he was traveling in Missouri as part of his job as Senator.
The group ShutdownDC came to the sidewalk near his house and threatened Hawley, with his scared wife and newborn daughter inside. The protesters hit the door and disrupted the quiet neighborhood, causing a significant amount of alarm to the Hawleys. The Senator stood strong saying: “my family & I will not be intimidated by leftwing violence.”
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. 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
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 5, 2021
Why Was Hawley Targeted?
Hawley appears to have been targeted because of his support for the President and concerns about the election. The ShutdownDC group claims that he is against democracy and a racist who wants to steal votes from people of color.
“Voters decided who they wanted to be president and now Hawley is trying to silence their voices, even after Republican election officials certified the vote counts,” said ShutdownDC member Patrick Young, who added “Let’s not forget that the bulk of the votes they would throw out come from Black and brown voters. This is an attempted coup waged by silencing the voices of people of color.”
The thing that Young and other left-wing activists may not realize is that they just showed why so few people on the right work with or collaborate with the left in any way, politically or otherwise. It’s because even when you team up to get things done – as Hawley is trying to do with Sanders – it’s never enough.
You are demanded to fall in line with every progressive position or be harassed, bullied and intimidated. The fact that these activists frightened and went after Hawley’s family is all the more evidence of their cowardice and moral grandstanding. Enough is enough.
What’s the Deal?
After four years spent going haywire over President Trump’s massive 2016 win, now the left wants the GOP to bend over and worship Biden. It’s never going to happen. But not only that, this kind of behavior trying to intimidate the families of conservatives is only going to increase opposition to left-wing groups and everything they represent.
Antifa tried to scare and go after Tucker Carlson and his family, they tried to attack Senator Rand Paul and his wife who were protected by Capitol police, they smashed small businesses all summer and shouted in big crowds during an infectious pandemic while the media did cheerleading for them, they continue to demolish downtown Portland, Oregon every night without any proper crackdown.
Enough is enough with these thugs. They have free speech, certainly, but they do not have the right to intimidate and harass the families of politicians at their private homes and try to bully everyone into compliance.