Seven of Spades: U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, leading Big Lie advocate, is “the worst mistake” of Sen. Danforth’s life

Not content with his highly reported attempts to overturn the results of several 2020 state elections, which supported Biden, Hawley also supported the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, giving an arm-raised fist salute to the somewhat-deluded people who stormed the Capitol in hopes of stopping the certification of state’s election results.

In April 2021, Hawley, a leading Big Lie advocate, said Georgia’s controversial new voter suppression law is like his own attempt in January to get millions of votes thrown out of the 2020 presidential election. 

After voters in the 2022 midterm elections signaled “thumb-down” to GOP election denier candidates, Hawley played the blame game.  He fingered Minority Leader McConnell, who early on signaled consternation over election deniers running as GOP candidates. McConnell  was right.

 Former Senator Danforth views his prior political support of Josh Hawley as ​”the worst mistake” of my life”.