Sen. Josh Hawley lashed out at the far left Democrat protesters who gathered outside his Washington, DC home on Monday night, threatening his wife and newborn baby.
The senator was in Missouri during the attack. But his wife Erin and their newborn baby were at home at the time.
Hawley said he would not be “intimidated by leftwing violence.”
The Missouri senator tweeted on Monday night: “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.”
Hawley accused those who gathered outside his home of screaming threats, vandalizing property, and attempting to break into the house.
“Let me be clear: My family & I will not be intimidated by leftwing violence,” he wrote.
RT reports: Hawley was targeted over his plan to object to Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, which is set to take place on Wednesday. President Donald Trump continues to refuse to concede the election and accuse Biden and Democrats of voter fraud.
ShutDownDC, the liberal activist group behind the Hawley protest, responded to the senator’s claims on Tuesday by blasting him as a “snowflake” and describing the protest outside his home as a “candlelight vigil.”
“It was a candlelight vigil, snowflake. And your house isn’t in DC, it’s in a suburb 30 mins outside of the District. You’re supposed to be representing Missouri in the senate. Why did you move your primary residence to the Virginia suburbs,” the group tweeted.
The group also objected to Hawley’s use of “Antifa.” They didn’t deny being part of the increasingly violent left-wing group, but rather questioned whether the senator was “anti-fascist.”
Video from the demonstration shows protesters using megaphones to shout slogans outside Hawley’s home, and several of them walking up to the front steps and ringing the doorbell.
They also harass Hawley’s neighbors at one point and threaten to return to the senator’s home the following night, accusing the lawmaker of “holding democracy hostage.”
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