WATCH: CNN’s John Avlon Rips Josh Hawley For Playing the Victim During CPAC Speech
For the last months, Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley have been ripped for their roles in the January 6th insurrection. And they’ve continued to act in ridiculous fashion. Cruz famously bailed on his state during a natural disaster so he could go to Cancun with his family.
And Hawley, who lost a book deal with Simon & Schuster, constantly talks about how he is a victim of cancel culture. This was the main topic of the Missouri senator’s speech during this weekend’s CPAC conference. And in a review of the speech, CNN’s John Avlon eviscerated Hawley for “playing the victim.”
Hawley engaged in a little revisionist history during his oration. Avlon played a clip of the senator saying, “”I said I want to have a debate on election integrity, and what was the result of that? I was called a traitor.”
The CNN host then said, “You’re not a victim, Senator Hawley! You tried to overturn an election even after an attack on our Capitol!”
Avlon continued, “Don’t believe the hype this is about protecting elections or election integrity. The reason this matters is at least 253 bills to restrict voting access have been moved in 43 states since the election, and a lot of them use the Big Lie as an excuse.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN: