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Josh Hawley’s week goes from bad to worse… much worse

Fresh off his stint of being the Twitter laughingstock du jour after showcasing his lack of understanding of basic human anatomy, anti-LGBTQ Sen. Josh Hawley was harshly criticized on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday.

In a speech that’s since gone viral, Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz blasted Hawley for holding up Pentagon nominations. But Schatz’s condemnation went much further than that.

“He is damaging the Department of Defense,” he said. “And this comes from a guy who raised his fist in solidarity with the insurrectionists.”

“And this comes from a guy who, before the Russian invasion, suggested that maybe it would be wise for Zelensky to make a few concessions about Ukraine and their willingness to join NATO. This comes from a guy who just about a month ago voted against Ukraine aid! He’s saying it’s going too slow? He voted ‘no’ — he voted ‘no’ on Ukraine aid and now he has the gall to say it’s going too slow!”

Schatz continued: “And coming from a person who exonerated Donald Trump for extorting Zelensky for withholding lethal aid? They withheld lethal aid until, unless Zelensky would release false smears against Joe Biden’s son. And then he voted to exonerate President Trump for this. And so spare me the new solidarity with the Ukrainians and with the free world because this man’s record is exactly the opposite.”

The spectacle quickly gained traction on Twitter, with folks commenting on the catharsis of witnessing the brutal rebuke.