Josh Hawley was the primary Republican senator to assert he would object when Congress meets on Wednesday to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, calling for a fee to look into allegations of election fraud.
Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley has taken to Twitter to fume that “Antifa scumbags threatened” his spouse and child daughter whereas demonstrating exterior his household’s home in Washington, DC.
A video shared on social networks confirmed plenty of activists taking part in what was referred to as a “candlelight vigil” exterior the senator’s property, whereas largely remaining on the road.
At one level, just a few protesters are seen carrying a placard to the entrance door of the residence and ringing the doorbell, whereas one other activist makes a speech by a megaphone. A girl can then be seen looking of the window, however not going up to the door.
In the video, activists are heard loudly chanting slogans like “due diligence has been done, Biden-Harris has won”, referring to President-elect Joe Biden and his operating mate Kamala Harris, whose victory the Missouri senator intends to problem at a joint session of Congress this week.
Hawley, 41, subsequently tweeted that the group’s vigil consisted of “screaming threats through bullhorns, vandalizing property, pounding on the doors of homes and terrorizing innocent people and children”, dubbing the scene exterior his household’s house in Fairfax County “leftwing violence”.
Meanwhile, the activists themselves advised The Washington Post that they’d staged a peaceable vigil to protest a GOP plan to object to Congress’ certification of the three November vote outcomes. They claimed they hadn’t engaged in vandalism and even knocked on Hawley’s door.
Last week, Hawley turned the primary senator to publicly announce that he would voice his objections when Congress assembles on Wednesday to debate the Electoral College vote, and would thus set off a heated ground debate.
More than 10 others have since vowed to be part of him in his movement to problem votes from some battleground states, as President Trump has repeatedly blasted the newest presidential election as “the most corrupt” in US historical past due to quite a few cases of alleged voter fraud.
The incumbent president’s workforce has in current time been difficult the ends in courts of regulation throughout the nation, though their fits have largely been turned down due to a “lack of evidence”. President Trump insists that the one factor he personally is striving for is a good rely of all authorized ballots.
Despite his scepticism of his Democratic rival’s win, he instructed Oval Office officers to prepare for a switch of energy on Inauguration Day on 20 January.