The storming of the US Capitol on January 6th has become political poison in the days following the chaos, and Senator Josh Hawley is finding this out the hard way.
Hawley, along with a number of Republican Senators, objected to the results of the 2020 election on the floor of the Senate that day, in an act that preceded the terror-ish trespassing in question. Both Hawley and Senator Ted Cruz were the loudest voices on the subject, and now they’re paying the price.
A planned February fundraiser in Florida for U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley was canceled Saturday as hotel chain Loews Hotels decided to pull out of the event.
The Loews cancelation was among the latest examples of fallout facing Republicans following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
It came after liberal Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder obtained a flyer for the Hawley event and posted it online, referring to Hawley as a “traitor” and asking the hotel chain why it was supporting the Missouri Republican.
This isn’t the first time that Hawley has been targeted for cancelation on account of his objection to the election results.
In the days just after the siege at the Capitol, Hawley’s book deal with Simon & Schuster was rescinded, sending the Senator to Twitter to complain.
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