Ocasio-Cortez Rips Josh Hawley For 'Crying Over A Book Deal' After Fueling A Riot

Written by on January 7, 2021

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) excoriated Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Thursday for complaining that his writer canceled his ebook deal over what it known as his position in Wednesday’s riot on the U.S. Capitol.

“You fist-pumped insurrectionists and baselessly attacked our elections. Your actions fueled a riot and also you fundraised within the chaos. 5 individuals are useless,” tweeted the progressive Democrat.

“Even your GOP colleagues have distanced out of your acts. But right here you might be crying over a ebook deal. You need to be expelled.”

Hawley was the primary Republican to say he would object to the ceremonial certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral School votes, although every state had already licensed its outcomes regardless of President Donald Trump pursuing each authorized avenue to contest the loss and failing to supply any proof to help his “stolen election” accusation.

On Wednesday, as Congress convened to hold out its certification course of, Trump egged on a crowd on the Nationwide Mall to march on the Capitol in protest. The group turned violent and breached and occupied the federal constructing.

Simon & Schuster mentioned Thursday it might cancel the publication of Hawley’s ebook, “The Tyranny of Large Tech,” which was set for launch in June.

It mentioned it couldn’t help Hawley “after his position in what turned a harmful menace to our democracy and freedom.”

Hawley posted a Twitter assertion calling the choice “Orwellian.”

“It’s a direct assault on the First Modification,” he mentioned. “Solely authorized speech can now be printed. That is the Left seeking to cancel everybody they don’t approve of. I’ll combat this cancel tradition with the whole lot I’ve. We’ll see you in court docket.”

The Missouri senator has been extensively condemned for his efforts to halt Congress’s certification of the electoral votes ― which he continued even after the riots.

He was pictured elevating his fist to protesters outdoors the Capitol earlier than the riots started, and in the course of the ensuing violence, he put out a fundraising e mail selling his deliberate objection to Arizona’s electoral votes.

In an editorial printed by the Kansas Metropolis Star, the newspaper’s board mentioned Hawley had “blood on his arms.”

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