Mark McCloskey, a lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri, who earned national attention after pictures went viral on social media showing him and his wife pointing guns at Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters at their home, says he is considering a U.S. Senate bid.
In an interview with Politico on Tuesday, Mark McCloskey said, “I can confirm that it’s a consideration, yes.”
However, he did not share when a timeline for when he would make a decision on a run. The outlet notes that he spoke at a Jackson County GOP dinner over the weekend.
The couple received national attention last June after Mark was seen waving a semi-automatic rifle at BLM protesters. His wife, Patricia, pointed a silver pistol at them as the protesters walked by their house.
NEW: Missouri's attorney general wants charges dismissed against the husband and wife who displayed guns during a racial injustice protest, arguing that Mark and Patricia McCloskey had a right to protect their property pic.twitter.com/i1tCteTCrq
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) July 21, 2020
The McCloskeys were given a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in August, where they bemoaned the charges.
Mark McCloskey said, “Not a single person in the out-of-control mob that you saw at our house was charged with a crime.”
"It seems as if Democrats no longer view the government's job as protecting honest citizens from criminals — but rather protecting criminals from honest citizens."
— Bloomberg (@business) August 25, 2020
“They broke down our gate. They trespassed on our property. Not a single one of those people is now charged with anything. We’re charged with felonies that could cost us four years of our lives and our law licenses,” he added.
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