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Josh Hawley's Latest Hypocritical Complaint Mocked By Left And Right Alike

Ed Mazza
·Overnight Editor, HuffPost
·4 min read

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), one of the leaders of a failed attempt to negate the votes of millions of Americans, complained in a front-page editorial on Sunday that he’s being “muzzled.”

The irony wasn’t lost on his critics from both the left and the right.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) claimed he was being muzzled in the most un-muzzled way possible. (Photo: GREG NASH via Getty Images)
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) claimed he was being muzzled in the most un-muzzled way possible. (Photo: GREG NASH via Getty Images)

On Jan. 6, Hawley raised a fist of support to a crowd of protesters in Washington D.C., shortly before many of those same protesters sacked the U.S. Capitol in a deadly insurrection aimed at overturning the election results.

Hawley also objected to the certification of votes in two states, part of a failed attempt to cancel out the legal votes of millions of Americans based on lies and conspiracy theories.

Hawley lost donors as well as a book deal after the insurrection. He then falsely claimed that being dumped by his publisher was a violation of his rights under the U.S. Constitution.

He quickly struck a new deal with a different publisher.

But when Hawley complained of being “muzzled” and a victim of “cancel culture” in his New York Post editorial, observers from across the political spectrum united to call him out:

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.