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Josh Hawley Tried To Capitalize On Jan 6th Hearing Clip — & The Whole Internet Cracked Up

Josh Hawley Tried To Capitalize On Jan 6th Hearing Clip — & The Whole Internet Cracked Up

Josh Hawley may be trying to put on a brave face as he is mocked for the video clip shown of him at Thursday’s January 6th hearing, but nobody seems to be buying it. Friday morning, he tweeted out a link to a mug printed with a celebratory image of his insurrection fist-pump solidarity — and got nothing back but derision.

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 21: A photograph of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) pumping his fist toward the rioters on January 6, 2021 is shown during a prime-time hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the attack on the U.S. Capitol the Cannon House Office Building on July 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence on the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Thursday’s hearing featured the image of Hawley giving a solidarity fist-pump to the mob before the attack on the Capitol, followed by a clip showing him running away during the event — demonstrating that, regardless of what he says, during the attack itself, he knew there was reason to fear.

Jokes about Hawley running, and clips of his mad dash set to various music, were a predominant theme of Twitter Friday morning.

Naturally, Hawley seems to have seen the opportunity to capitalize, so he tweeted out this link — to a coffee mug showing his fist pump and reading “Josh Hawley Show-me strong!” As a bonus, it’s labeled with the unfortunate descriptor, “Show me strong white coffee mug.”

[Screenshot via Josh Hawley/Twitter]

Twitter spotted the tweet and shook with collective laughter.

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Hawley has been rumored to be planning an eventual presidential run. The Guardian even found an 8th grade yearbook signature showing a longstanding ambition of “Josh Hawley, president 2024.”

However, that’s no longer the Hawley run that the voting populace is talking about — and so far, Hawley’s one weak attempt to counter the narrative isn’t quite clicking.

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