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Most Missouri Voters Want GOP Senator Josh Hawley to Resign

Most Missouri Voters Want GOP Senator Josh Hawley to Resign

Freshman Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) is facing enormous backlash among his constituents in the Show-Me State for his role in inciting the siege on the United States Capitol on January 6th which desecrated the seat of the federal government and left five people dead.

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According to a Data for Progress survey, 51 percent of likely voters want Hawley to resign for objecting to President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College, which along with inflammatory rhetoric from outgoing President Donald Trump was the primary catalyst for the domestic terror attack.

Trump was impeached by the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives for a second time on Wednesday for inciting an insurrection and faces a likely conviction in the Senate, where Democrats have a one-seat majority.

Hawley’s job approval ratings have taken a nosedive as well, with 43 percent of respondents saying they have an unfavorable view of the Senator, compared to 39 percent who said that they approved of his legislative performance.

Hawley, along with 138 congressional Republicans, challenged the congressional certification of the Electoral College’s votes, which is normally an unceremonial procedural technicality that is overseen by the vice president.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has also called on Hawley – a possible contender for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 2024 – to step down.

“Hey Sen @Hawley MO, I hate to break it to you, but this is, in fact, you. You raised your fist in solidarity with white supremacists who attacked our Capitol. While you may politically regret what you’ve revealed about yourself, you still have no place in public office,” the Congresswoman tweeted on Friday. “Resign.”

But Hawley maintains that he did nothing wrong.

“Sadly, much of the media and many members of the Washington establishment want to deceive Americans into thinking those who raised concerns incited violence, simply by voicing the concern. That’s false. And the allegation itself is corrosive and dangerous,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

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