Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R, who announced in December that he would be challenging the results of the electoral college vote on Wednesday, said Monday that “Antifa scumbags” came to his Washington D.C. home and threatened his wife and newborn daughter.
“Tonight while I was in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter,” he wrote on Twitter Monday night. “They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door. Let me be clear: My family & I will not be intimidated by leftwing violence.”
ShutDownDC organized the protest outside of his home and livestreamed the event.
The 51-minute video shows the group gathered outside of his house chanting with megaphones and holding signs.
The Virginia Police Department breaks up the protest after 30 minutes, telling the demonstrators it might be illegal for them to protest there. The activists promised to return in the morning.
Before they left, they chanted, “we’ll be back” and placed a copy of the Constitution on his door.
ShutDownDC called the protest a “candlelight vigil” on their Twitter account.
Pro-Trump groups are expected to gather this week in D.C. as Congress is set to confirm President-elect Biden’s win on Wednesday.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has warned residents “not to engage” with the pro-Trump demonstrators and has deployed the National Guard.
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Oklahoma passes bill banning majority of abortions from ‘moment of fertilization’
Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Wednesday which bans virtually all abortions “from the moment of fertilization.”
“I promised Oklahomans that as governor I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that came across my desk and I am proud to keep that promise today. From the moment life begins at conception is when we have a responsibility as human beings to do everything we can to protect that baby’s life and the life of the mother,” Stitt said in a statement. “That is what I believe and that is what the majority of Oklahomans believe.”
The state legislature first approved the bill, which goes into effect immediately, last week. It bans abortions from the moment of fertilization, except for in cases where rape or incest occurred, or where the mother’s life is in danger.
The law also allows for private citizens to sue doctors or those who participate in “producing an abortion for up to $10,000, mimicking the enforcement mechanism in Texas’s fetal heartbeat law” reports National Review.
Under the new law it is a felony offense to perform an abortion, “which will take effect in August unless a court challenge blocks it.”
Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed into law the most restive abortion ban in the United States. pic.twitter.com/nDjCQcG7UI
— Storme Jones (@StormeJones) May 25, 2022
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