Following Thursday’s (July 21) Jan. 6 Select Committee hearing which spotlighted Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-MO.) conduct, the Senator was adamant he didn’t regret his actions.
On Friday (July 22), when reporters questioned whether Missouri Senator regretted waving at protestors on Jan. 6, which was captured in a now-viral image, Hawley defended his actions, saying, “No, I don’t regret anything on that day, I would do it again.”
Hawley’s comments come after the panel released footage that showed the Senator running as Trump-supporting rioters breached the Capitol building.
Instead, while talking to reporters, Hawley took the opportunity to criticize the Jan. 6 Committee, saying it is “Always an honor to be attacked by the January Sixth clown car.”
He then doubled down on his statements, adding, “that’s what it really is. I mean, this is an attempt to talk about anything other than the Democrat’s record, their obsession with President Trump, their obsession with people who have supported MAGA voters, who are MAGA voters, and their effort to demonize half the country.”
Hawley estimated the panel’s public hearings would continue as they “don’t want to talk about what voters actually want to talk about.”
Hawley’s actions on Jan. 6 have long been criticized by some, as he led the effort to object to Pennsylvania electoral votes and voted to rejected votes from Arizona.
However, the Missouri Senator’s claims that the Jan. 6 panel is illegitimate are shared by Republicans.
The GOP believes that a failure by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA.) to seat Republicans chosen by House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) meant that the panel was nothing more than a witch hunt.