Hawley Draws Ridicule Over Constant Whining About Censorship On National TV

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) speaks at a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)
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February 5, 2021 11:58 a.m.

Have you ever heard of anyone more censored than a sitting U.S. senator with a new book deal, over half a million Twitter followers and regular TV appearances?

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), eager to change the narrative after personally trying to silence millions of voters by attempting to help ex-President Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election last month, went on Fox News for the umpteenth time on Thursday night to complain about the “woke media” trying to “silence and punish conservatives.”

“I, for one, am not going to be silenced,” he declared.

It was part of Hawley’s deluge of appearances on one of the most-watched TV networks in recent weeks, and observers dragged the senator over the clear contradiction with his phony self-victimization:

In addition to Fox News, Hawley used radio programs, Twitter and the front page of the New York Post to mewl about allegedly being silenced by his enemies, particularly after publisher Simon & Schuster dropped his book deal over his role in trying to delegitimize the election and enabling a violent insurrection of the Capitol by a mob of Trump’s supporters.

Regnery, another publisher, agreed to release Hawley’s book less than three weeks later. Simon & Schuster is a distributor for Regnery.

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