Security camera footage of Josh Hawley running inside the US Capitol building

Missouri Democrats Capitalize on Josh Hawley’s Humiliation With 5K Fundraiser

After the January 6 select committee released a video last week showing Missouri senator Josh Hawley fleeing during the Capitol riot, I saw variations of the same joke pass through my Twitter timeline probably close to a dozen times: That Democrats should host a 5K fundraiser in his “honor.”

Recommended Videos

It’s obvious why the joke was so popular. For the last year and a half, Hawley has cashed in on his role in the insurrection, citing it in fundraising emails and even making merch featuring the infamous fist pump given to protestors that morning. If he can capitalize on that moment, then Democrats should do the same based on his hypocrisy. And after watching him literally run away from the “protesters” he’s claimed to respect and support, what better way to do that than a marathon?

Missouri Democrats seem to agree. This weekend, they announced they’d be hosting “Hawlin’ Hawley,” a virtual 5K fundraiser.

Since this is a virtual event, anyone can participate. Poking fun at the fact that no one believes Josh Hawley actually lives in Missouri, Democrats tweeted, “Join us from anywhere (Josh, you in VA?) and help Missouri make big strides past this guy.”

Hawley isn’t up for re-election until 2024 but Missouri’s second Senate seat is up for grabs this November and Democrats in the state can use all the help possible. You can sign up to join or support the 5K here, and a merch rollout has also started, commemorating Hawley’s own run.

(image: screencap)


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Maybe Trump Farting in the Courtroom Is a Strange Kind of Justice
Trump leers from a podium at a rally.
Read Article Amid Warner Bros. Discovery’s Struggles, CEO David Zaslav’s Salary Tops Nearly $50 Million
David Zaslav at the 96th Academy Awards
Read Article I Have Three Questions for the FART Republican Caucus
Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) has a microphone in his face during a press gaggle.
Read Article With a Single Line on ‘Tortured Poets Department,’ Taylor Swift Has Brought All of Charlie Puth’s Past Controversies Back to the Spotlight
Charlie Puth
Read Article Surprise, Surprise, Donald Trump’s TikTok Flip-Flop Motivations Come Down to Pure Selfishness
In this photo illustration the logo of Chinese online social media and video hosting service TikTok is displayed on a smartphone screen alongside that of that of YouTube, instant messaging software Whatsapp Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Quora, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat.
Related Content
Read Article Maybe Trump Farting in the Courtroom Is a Strange Kind of Justice
Trump leers from a podium at a rally.
Read Article Amid Warner Bros. Discovery’s Struggles, CEO David Zaslav’s Salary Tops Nearly $50 Million
David Zaslav at the 96th Academy Awards
Read Article I Have Three Questions for the FART Republican Caucus
Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) has a microphone in his face during a press gaggle.
Read Article With a Single Line on ‘Tortured Poets Department,’ Taylor Swift Has Brought All of Charlie Puth’s Past Controversies Back to the Spotlight
Charlie Puth
Read Article Surprise, Surprise, Donald Trump’s TikTok Flip-Flop Motivations Come Down to Pure Selfishness
In this photo illustration the logo of Chinese online social media and video hosting service TikTok is displayed on a smartphone screen alongside that of that of YouTube, instant messaging software Whatsapp Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Quora, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat.
Author
Vivian Kane
Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.