Hawley Claims It Is ‘Absolutely Outrageous’ and an ‘Utter Lie’ To Suggest He Is Complicit in the Capitol Riot

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is adamant that he is not complicit in any way in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

On Tuesday, Hawley was asked by a reporter, “What do you say to your fellow senators and to Americans who believe that you are complicit in this attack?”

“That’s outrageous. I would say it’s absolutely outrageous and an utter lie,” Hawley responded.

He added, “And no one, I think, who knows any of the facts alleges any such thing.”

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Hawley has faced allegations that he helped incite the riot at the Capitol by questioning the results of the presidential election and announcing that he would vote to disqualify electoral votes in states that former President Donald Trump lost. 

“That’s false. And the allegation itself is corrosive and dangerous,” he wrote in an op-ed in the Southeast Missourian.

He continued, “Let me say again, as I have said before: the lawless violence at the Capitol last week was criminal. There can be no quibbling about that. Those who engaged in it should be prosecuted and punished.”

He also defended his decision to vote to disqualify the electoral votes. 

Additionally, he claimed that his goal was not the overturn the results of the election, as IJR reported.

“I think we need to have a debate about election integrity. I think this is the right forum to do it in. This was never about overturning an election, but it is about Congress exercising its oversight capacity. It is about shining a light on what some of these states did,” he said.


  1. Both political parties were involved. The main folks were ANTIFA, BOOGALOO BOIS, BLM and Proud Boys and QaNon. These folks are extremists and are out to overthrow the government of the USA. The Real American Patriots will stop it.

    1. Ron, did you know that ANITFA means anti-fascist? What is extremist about being anti-fascist?

      Ron, did you know what BLM was founded upon? What is extremist about being black and not wanting to be extra-judicially murdered by cops?

  2. These people are pathetic to suggest that just because you disagree with the way that some states conducted their elections, which we know with certainty was improper in several cases, that you are complicit in the January 6 tour of the Capital building. Good for Hawley. He should’ve just said that such comments were pathetic and beyond the pale.

  3. Hawley is a Mafia Don mini me. He stated that the Pennsylvania State Constitution says there’s no mail in balloting permitted as his reason for objecting to the electoral college, except in very narrow circumstances. Yet in 2019, Pennsylvania elected officials passed a whole new law allowing mail in balloting. The truth is the state constitution doesn’t have an explicit ban on mail in voting. Yet in 2019, with strong Republican support AT THE TIME, Act 77 was passed. A challenge to the measure would have had to be brought forth within 180 days which no one did. But now of course, it’s a problem for lying POS Hawley.

      1. And Biden had major leads to start in other states that he later lost. It came down to when mail in ballots were counted – first or second.

        If your news network didn’t make that clear to you from the start, then you need to find a new station. That was clearly communicated on the several channels i was flipping around on election night.