Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has publicly accused “Antifa scumbags” of threatening his wife and newborn while they were possibly home alone.
The Missouri Republican says they tried to pound on the door, yelled threats, and vandalized the property or area. Hawley then stated that neither he nor his family will be intimidated by any of the violence, particularly mentioning the “leftwing.”
Hawley posted the message on Twitter for all to see. His message said the following: “Tonight while I was in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can’t travel. 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.”
On the contrary, Hawley was asked for video proof or evidence that this occurred and did not appear to post any – but that does not negate the story that his wife might have informed him of. Other people DID post video though.
However, another on Twitter posted a video that shows some of the things happening on that same night, but it does not include the entire night, which means things that Hawley stated still could have happened.
Now the problem with that video is this: they don’t look like Antifa and they just look like low-energy protesters in a small group who are shouting at the clouds through a megaphone.
At one point people do approach the door, but it does not seem too crazy, but they could have also cut parts of that video out. We won’t actually know unless people release full videos that are not edited.
I don’t agree with protesters visiting people’s homes. Hawley’s post may come off as a little bit misleading in the sense that I imagined it to be much worse and actually frightening. And, make no mistake, it could be very different than what this cut of video shows. We just don’t have video from someone else to verify it further.
I imagined a group of raging black bloc protesters pounding on the door and his wife and kid hiding in a secret closet somewhere. Where is that video? We definitely need to see another angle of this to get the full dramatic effect. However, it’s definitely not OK to be pounding on anyone’s door.
We’ve seen Antifa do some crazy things, and if this is the only video we have, well then this one ain’t it folks. You’re about to be BORED watching it.
WATCH the video here:
This video is nothing like what his post makes it seem and that’s part of the problem with social media and anyone who might exaggerate a situation to make it seem a little bit different than what it is.
If anyone has further video, please share it.