Josh Hawley Claims Media Trying To Silence Him — During Event Hosted By Media Outlet

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Said he has no regrets raising his fist in solidarity with the mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (Photo: Tom Williams / Getty Images)
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Josh Hawley believes media organizations want to pick him up, only to lose his vote as a powerless, everyday Republican Senator from Missouri.
On Tuesday morning, Hawley's most recent complaint was made to the Washington Post - the point of sale that gave him a prominent platform to promote his new book.
"Don't try to censor, cancel, and silence me here," Hawley said.
"Senator, we welcome you here," replied the technical reporter Cat Zakrzewski.
Republicans have made the anti-culture break railing an important part of their platform on social issues by claiming that society as a whole is hostile to their ideas and trying to ban them simply because they are conservative. They believe that they are the real victims.
They often claim that they are being silenced by their pre-eminent positions in government, think tanks, academia, and the media.
In fact, one of the most famous newspapers in the country gave Hawley - a man who cheered the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol - 30 minutes on Tuesday to promote his new book on the Big Tech acquisition and his ideas to share on political issues.
In other words, a lot of talk and not much canceled, despite a few questions on social media about why the Post Hawley was paying so much attention to him.
Zakrzewski asked Hawley about his now infamous gesture on Jan. 6 when he raised a fist and gave a thumbs-up to a crowd of Donald Trump supporters who were at the Capitol to object to Joe Biden's certification as a winner of the presidential election.
Hawley said he has no regrets about what he did because he "doesn't know which of these protesters ... took part in the criminal uprising", claiming that "the vast majority ... were peaceful".
After the Capitol uprising, Hawley used all the attention he received to turn his campaign into a godsend. He raised more than $ 3 million in the first three months of 2021, more than any other quarter since he ran for the Senate.
More recently, Hawley was the only Senator to vote against anti-hate crime laws against the Asian-American and Pacific islander communities.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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