Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has lost his publisher in the aftermath of Wednesday's Capitol riot by people protesting the presidential election outcome.
In a statement Thursday, Simon & Schuster announced that "After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C, Simon & Schuster has chose to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley's forthcoming book, 'The Tyranny of Big Tech'".
After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram are silencing his social media accounts for the rest of his presidency. But when Congress reconvened later in the day, Hawley continued with his objections.
According to the Thursday statement, Humphreys accused the GOP senator of being a "political opportunist", and railed on him for employing "irresponsible, inflammatory, and risky tactics" that have sowed discord and fanned the flame for a raid of the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead. Still, Hawley asked his Senate colleagues "to address the concerns of so many millions of Americans" by investigating the 2020 vote.
Accusing Trump of inciting insurrection, Romney said "those who choose to continue to support his risky gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy".
"I didn't happen to agree with what Senator Hawley and Senator (Ted) Cruz wanted to do", Blunt said. Former Sen. John Danforth, a Missouri Republican who had promoted Hawley as the future of the party, called his support of Hawley "the biggest mistake I've ever made in my life".
Hawley has not responded publicly to Ocasio-Cortez, and did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
The consultant said that most conservative Republicans don't want to "overthrow the government" and the irony of Hawley's decision to join the effort to contest the election cost him his original base of support, wealthy GOP establishment figures, such as Fox.
"I think they should be just flat beat the next time they run", Biden said of Cruz and Hawley.
But Mr Cruz has faced blame for his involvement in firing up the rioters and making people believe Congress would have the power to change the presidential election results.
"I will fight this cancel culture with everything I have". The publisher also criticized Hawley's actions on Capitol Hill.
"I actually think it's very vital what we do, the opportunity to be heard, to register objections is very vital".
Hawley called the decision a "direct assault on the First Amendment", in a written statement. Top Senate Democrats have demanded his resignation and previously-supportive politicians have denounced him. Because I raised questions in the format prescribed by the laws of the United States about the way elections were conducted in the state of Pennsylvania, just as Democrats did about other states in 2001, 2005, and 2017, he is calling me a Nazi.
The donor's statement came hours after Hawley's political mentor, former Sen.