Josh Hawley is a United States senator, revealed creator, and frequent visitor on Fox News, the most-watched U.S. cable-news community. Despite this, he has complained for months now that he is without doubt one of the greatest victims of so-called “cancel culture” and has been “silenced” by the “woke” mob.
And, after all, more often than not he has delivered these complaints on large public platforms with large audiences, one thing one reporter threw again in his face on Tuesday after he accused her of making an attempt to “censor” and “cancel” him throughout a chat.
The Missouri senator was invited onto The Washington Post’s dwell stream on Tuesday to debate his newest ebook, The Tyranny of Big Tech. (The Republican lawmaker had already been mocked recently for urging his supporters to purchase the anti-“Big Tech” ebook on Amazon by way of promotions on Twitter.)
During their dialog, Washington Post reporter Cat Zakrzewski introduced up his objection to President Joe Biden’s electoral victory over Donald Trump, asking whether or not the senator at present believes Biden is the “legitimately elected” president. (Insurrectionists, incited by Trump, stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an try to cease congressional certification of Biden’s win.)
“I do,” Hawley acknowledged earlier than claiming that “the heart of [his] objection” to Biden’s electoral win was that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court didn’t hear the deserves of a Trump-backed lawsuit looking for to throw out mail-in votes.
“Senator, I just want to step in here if you’re going to challenge this on saying they didn’t hear the merits of the case,” Zakrzewski responded. “Because there was an appeals court that ruled that the case lacked merit, so it’s difficult for a court to rule on the merits when they don’t exist.”
As Zakrzewski tried to steer the dialog again as to whether Hawley accepted Biden because the duly elected president, the senator whined that the reporter “can’t have it both ways” and she or he was “wrong” about how the court docket case was dismissed.
And then—as is his shtick—he cried cancel tradition.
“Listen, it’s an important point,” the senator exclaimed. “Don’t try to censor, cancel, and silence me here!”
Zakrzewski calmly retorted: “Senator, we’re hosting you here.”
Seemingly oblivious to the reporter’s authoritative reply, Hawley continued to loudly complain, telling Zakrzewski that she needed to “listen to the truth.”