Josh Hawley vows not to ‘run’ after being caught running from Trump Mob| News Today

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On Thursday evening, the Jan. 6 committee released stunning footage of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) fleeing a crowd of pro-Trump vigilantes he had been seen stirring up hours earlier.

Despite the clip clearly showing the Republican lawmaker on the run, nearly 24 hours later he promised a group of young conservative activists that he would not “run away” from a battle.

“Hey listen, I know what I’m talking about because I made them do me,” he proudly said at the Turning Point USA Summer Conference in Tampa, Florida on Friday night, referring to being called a “traitor”. push for “election integrity”. “I went up against the state of Pennsylvania on January 6 of last year,” he boasted.

“And I just want to say to all these liberals and the liberal media, just in case you haven’t gotten the message yet, I don’t regret it,” Hawley continued. “And I’m not backing down. I’m not going to apologize, I’m not going to cower, I’m not going to run away from you.

“I’m not going to bend the knee,” he concluded.

The remarks come as Hawley and former President Donald Trump try to push back the explosive January 6 hearing.

Late Thursday night, Trump had a late night meltdown on his social media site, Truth Social.

“I had an election rigged and stolen from me and our country. America is going to hell,” he fumed after midnight. “Am I supposed to be happy?

A source close to the ex-president told The Daily Beast during the hearing that Trump expressed frustration with the “one-sided forum,” which provides no opportunity for “cross-examination” or the ability for Trump to ” to present”. [his] side.”

“There is no courtroom in this country where that would be allowed,” said the source, who speaks regularly to Trump.

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