Thursday, January 6, 2022
Through Jenna Jones on Thu Jan 6, 2022 at 4:06 p.m.
A monument to Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has been built in a plaza in New York City as part of several dedicated to the “patriots who fought against America on January 6 and failed miserably,” courtesy of Trevor Noah. The daily show.
“Please don’t destroy them, because that’s history,” the show’s Facebook page wrote.
Hawley’s monument is among those dedicated to former President Donald Trump, lawyer Rudy “Let’s have a trial in combat” Giuliani, Fox News host Tucker Carlson – who recently allowed a guest of his show spitting out a false theory that the St. Louis Rally Runner is a law enforcement officer who instigated the riot – and other prominent figures who peddled conspiracy theories around the election 2020 and the January 6 riot. The show titled the pop-up display “Heroes of the Freedomsurrection”.
The senator’s monument reads in full:
Other than the literal gallows, it was the defining image of the Freedomsurrection: a senator raising his lean fist in encouragement to the crowd of patriots in their battle against their country. Hawley continued his fight on the Senate floor, opposing certification of the election. He stood up to the “waking crowd” even though it cost him a book deal – then quickly landed him a new book deal. While his grateful fans never took over the White House for Donald Trump, they donated a lot of campaign money to Hawley.
But that’s not the only way the talk show commemorates the day. The daily show also put together a video of quotes from Hawley and other “heroes” after the 2020 election.
The statues will be taken down this evening at 11 p.m. If you want to see the site but can’t book the next flight to New York, you can look on Google Street View.
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