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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 5, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) called out Antifa protestors for gathering in protest outside his residence close the nation’s capital in order to violently persuade him to rethink his objection to the 2020 election results.
Tweeting late Monday night, Hawley wrote that while he was “in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can’t travel. They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door. Let me be clear: My family & I will not be intimidated by leftwing violence.”
Tonight while I was in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can’t travel. They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door. Let me be clear: My family & I will not be intimidated by leftwing violence
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 5, 2021
The protest was organised by ShutDownDC, which describes itself as “an organizing space where individuals and groups can come together to organize direct action in the fight for justice.” The group’s website adds that with regard to the 2020 election, its members were “making plans to rise up to confront the Trump administration’s attacks on democracy.”
In a now deleted tweet, ShutDownDC described their protest as “an hour long vigil,” a “candlelight vigil” outside Hawley’s home in Vienna, Virginia, “to demand that he drop his baseless contestation of the 2020 presidential election results.”
Patrick Young, an organizer of ShutDownDC, justified the protest by claiming that Hawley’s contesting of the electoral college vote was “undemocratic and unacceptable.” Young styles himself as a “organizer, campaigner, trainer and researcher” for hire, and last year, regarding the then-upcoming election, he wrote an inflammatory piece, urging that “those of us who are committed to seeing Donald Trump removed from office should start organizing now to fight back against the Trump administration’s systematic efforts at voter suppression, hit the streets in key states where election outcomes are likely to be contested, and be ready to take bold direct action to bring Washington, DC to a standstill if Trump refuses to concede.”
ShutDownDC’s own Twitter page acknowledged the organization’s presence outside Hawley’s house, but denied his description of threats, claiming they “sang songs, chanted and shared our stories.”
However, conservative news outlet Reagan Battalion rejected this explanation, saying that the protest was “an attempt to terrorize” Hawley’s family, children and neighbors.
Reporting on the incident, the Washington Post characterized ShutDownDC as “peaceful,” with quotes from Young saying that “[this] was a pretty tame and peaceful visit to his house.” Hawley was swift to respond to the article, writing that the piece contained “outright lies,” and that the protestors had actually “screamed through bullhorns, shouted down my wife when she asked you to leave, vandalized property, pounded on our door, and terrorized neighbors.”
.@washingtonpost this morning printing outright lies from the Antifa group who now describe themselves as sweet angels. BS. You screamed through bullhorns, shouted down my wife when she asked you to leave, vandalized property, pounded on our door, and terrorized neighbors
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 5, 2021
PETITION UPDATE (1/15/2021) -
The events of the past month, and especially the past 10 days, have shaken the faith Americans have in their elected and appoint officials.
We continue to call for investigations to be made into allegations of election fraud. Texas is in the process of prosecuting one political operative for illegal ballot harvesting, and multiple state legislatures have called for investigations, too.
However, the judiciary has severely let down the American electorate.
As we have said all along, the integrity of the election is much bigger than President Trump. Election integrity is at the heart of republican democracy, and if we don't have it, we no longer have a functioning republic.
Therefore, we continue to seek the truth for the election outcome. Perhaps that will only be known in the future when state or federal commissions are established to investigate the instances of election fraud which were witnessed and sworn to, by thousands of Americans of all political persuasions.
In the meantime, you may still sign this petition. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20) -
On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted: "We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!"
He is referring to the lawsuit which the state of Texas has filed against Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia in the Supreme Court over changes those states made to their election rules, claiming they violated the U.S. Constitution in the process.
Here is the central part of the argument: if Texas were to allow possible voter fraud to go unchecked in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia, it would be akin to committing fraud upon the people of Texas, who cast their ballots within the framework of the law.
Indeed, this would apply equally to all citizens who voted within the framework of the law across the United States!
President Trump also tweeted that this case is, "very strong...ALL CRITERIA MET."
Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition, now.
PETITION UPDATE (12/7/20) - Since this petition was launched, President Trump's legal team, as well as other concerned citizens, have discovered what appears to be irrefutable evidence of voter fraud in several of the key battleground states, and have initiated legal challenges in six states.
While the situation continues to evolve, this remains a hugely important petition which we encourage you to SIGN and SHARE.
Below, please WATCH and READ about the mounting evidence of voter fraud and how the mainstream media seem determined to ignore even the most egregious instances of vote tampering. Then, please SIGN and SHARE this petition.
LifeSite supports President Trump with this petition because we believe he is trying to defend the Constitution, ensuring that electoral fraud does not taint the result of the 2020 general election.
But, since starting this petition, we have launched a separate petition related to the disputed election outcome, calling on the Department of Justice to 'do their job' and engage in meaningful investigations of the mounting evidence of voter fraud.
We believe that conducting forensic audits of ballots and voting machines, as well as issuing subpoenas to collect more evidence, would be a good start.
Thankfully, some of the state started to demand investigations independent of federal agencies. But we still believe that the DoJ needs to use its enormous fact-finding resources to help resolve allegations of election fraud.
Thank you for continuing to SIGN and SHARE all our election-related petitions.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which calls on all Americans to Stand With President Trump as he uses every legitimate means to find out if voter fraud played any role in the election outcome.
Amid allegations of voter fraud, and at a time when the situation with COVID has been used by many of the states to facilitate the use of mail-in ballots on a massive scale, we need to be very careful in dismissing the possibility of voter fraud.
The fact is, the possibility of wide-spread fraud with mail-in ballots is significant.
But, this is not about Donald Trump or Joe Biden! This about whether or not the sanctity of the ballot box has been tampered with!
Please Stand With President Trump as he attempts to defend the integrity of this election, as well as well as the right to vote itself!
Indeed, this is so important, not so much because one election hangs in the balance, but because our democracy, itself, hangs in the balance.
Americans not only have a right to know, but should demand that every legitimate means be used to discover the truth about these elections!
Please SIGN this petition and Stand With President Trump to ensure that these elections were conducted freely and fairly!
While most all Americans believe in playing by the rules, we also know that some very devious, politically-motivated operatives have been trying to harm the Trump administration from before he even took the oath of office.
This fact should lead us to question how some allegations of voter fraud can be so easily dismissed by state election authorities.
We demand to know the truth, and, for the sake of our democracy, we demand that President Trump keep fighting to learn the truth.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition today!
**Photo Credit: Shealah Craighead / White House / Flickr
The group’s actions are not an isolated incident. Early in December, ShutDownDC took part in leaving body bags outside the homes of GOP Senators Mitch McConnell, James Inhofe, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins, in protest over the COVID relief bill. The bags bore the inscription “Trump COVID Death.” Similar scenes were seen in the past few days, as McConnell’s (R-KY) house was vandalized by graffiti, along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) house.
Hawley was the first of a number of Senators to announce his intent to challenge the electoral college vote tomorrow. In a statement issued before new year, Hawley noted that he would object during Congress’ certification of the vote, referring to elections done by states in violation of their own laws, as well as the huge influence of Big Tech to swing the vote for Biden.
Led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a group of 11 senators subsequently issued a joint letter explaining that in the face of “unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities” they would vote to “reject the electors from disputed states.”
Just yesterday, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) announced that she would join her colleagues’ objections, although in an independent capacity, and would vote to “give President Trump and the American people the fair hearing they deserve.”