Josh Hawley is clearly an educated man. He has a law degree from Yale Law School. Still, many of the Missouri senators recent actions have been questionable.Hawley supported Donald Trump’s election fight which helped to trigger an insurrection. In response, the GOP lawmaker lost a book deal and multiple donors have pledged to no longer give him money. Since then, Hawley has been on a media blitz, complaining about being muzzled. This morning, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough called those claims, “stupid as hell.”
Scarborough began, “I have said this guy has to be the dumbest guy, other than [Sen.] Ron Johnson. He doesn’t really count. He has to be the dumbest guy in the United States Senate, because he is arguing that he lives in a communist country where his first amendment rights are violated as he is writing a front page op-ed on the New York Post.”
The host continued, “He’s getting paid how much money to write a book? He’s claiming his first amendment rights are violated because it is not [being published by] Simon & Schuster. I thought businesses had the right to choose who they do business with.”
Scarborough concluded, “What a whiner, all of these right-wing seditionists who are saying private companies are making decisions about the content they want in their, you know — suddenly, they’re –,” he began before changing direction. “But this guy has been talking about this a long time, claiming First Amendment violations based on content they choose to run or not run.”
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