As has been the case for the previous seven hearings, Thursday evening’s January 6 hearing delivered a series of bombshells about what exactly Donald Trump was doing — or, more specifically, not doing — during the hours during which the rest of the country watched the rioters. stormed into the Capitol and attempted to unravel democracy as we know it. But the only time everyone spoke, tweeted and laughed out loud in the room belonged to Missouri Senator Josh Hawley.
Hawley made his pro-coup stance clear on the day of the Capitol Riots when he appeared to greet the rioters with his brotherly salute – a moment he was once so proud of that he had it printed on a cup. But last night we saw what happened after his fake badass stance: When Hawley learned that rioters had breached the Capitol, he and his soul ‘dipped in dog shit’ fled like a Looney Tunes character.
NEW: The January 6 committee shows Senator Josh Hawley fleeing Capitol rioters whom he personally annoyed hours earlier by raising his fist for them in solidarity pic.twitter.com/NrOCMTjUu4
—Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) July 22, 2022
If there had been women, children, or infirm people in his path, he would most likely have dismissed them without hesitation. It didn’t take long for Twitter to react.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) — who raised his fist in support of Capitol insurgents earlier in the day — flees rioters inside the building in never-before-seen video. pic.twitter.com/GU1L8ttN8u
— The recount (@therecount) July 22, 2022
I know you all thought Josh Hawley was running away but I can confirm he heard them calling “Diva on the dance floor please” it was like “THIS IS MY JAM!” and ran towards the dance floor as he was instructed. pic.twitter.com/ZbYvQUE4sB
— YOU Hercule Mulligan (@johnvmoore) July 22, 2022
And they react again this morning:
Is Josh Hawley still running
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 22, 2022
And while Twitter is generally known as a place where people like to argue, millions of people seemed to have the same idea: putting Hawley’s Forrest Gump imitation to music, with more than one person hearing the Benny Hill theme. Show.