Josh Hawley claims family was terrorized by “antifa scumbags” in peaceful “vigil” at his home – By Igor Derysh (Salon) / January 5 2021
Video shows about 15 protesters holding candles and signs and making speeches over a bullhorn
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., claimed that “antifa scumbags” threatened his family at their Washington, D.C.-area home after video showed what appeared to be a peaceful protest.
A group of about 15 people held candles and signs saying “Protect Democracy” in protest of Hawley’s plan to object to the Electoral College results during a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. But the freshman senator who has been rumored as a potential 2024 presidential candidate accused the group of “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,” he tweeted. “They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door.”
Protest organizers said there was no vandalism and the crowd did not knock on the door, though they did ring the bell when they left a copy of the Constitution on the doorstep.