Sen. Josh Hawley‘s wife, Erin, has just filed a criminal complaint against the organizer of a peaceful protest that was staged outside the couple’s suburban home near Washington, D.C. last month.
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A local magistrate has determined that there is probable cause to charge Patrick Young with a misdemeanor for “violating the tranquility of a home” after he and a small handful of others gathered outside Hawley’s house to object to the senator’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was illegitimate.
Just like when Rand Paul lied about being attacked by antifa, Josh Hawley is lying about his home being vandalized by anti-fascists last night. Here's picture from the house. https://t.co/zPhzQqh9iH
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) January 5, 2021
Footage from the incident showed a dozen or so peaceful protesters gathered in the street outside the residence. Most of them remained off the property, although at one point a group of about four people calmly approached the front door and rang the bell before leaving behind a copy of the U.S. Constitution.
At the time, Erin, who has ties to the antigay hate group Focus on the Family and has been a commentator on the ring-wing propaganda network Newsmax, was home alone with the couple’s newborn daughter.
In her statement, she said the protestors “frightened” her when they shouted “threateningly” and refused to leave after she told them she had a baby.
“The doorbell rang, and from downstairs, I could hear loud noises at the door: knocking, stomping, shouting, or some combination,” Erin recalled in her statement. “I went upstairs to see what was happening… The protestors were screaming with bullhorns and shouting ‘Come out, come out!’ I was frightened.”
Since the incident, which she claims was “actually illegal”, Karen, er, Erin says she’s grown so “fearful” for her safety that she’s had to hire private security. She also asserts that the protesters vandalized her property, although the judge found no grounds for that complaint.
If the Antifa scumbags can terrorize my family, they can do it to any family in America. People should be safe in their own homes. And we’re not going to sit back and take it pic.twitter.com/umzOMBiA6l
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 6, 2021
Meanwhile, Young says he hasn’t yet heard anything about the criminal complaint filed against him, but he calls Erin’s claims “slanderous” and is accusing the Hawleys of using their power to harass him.
“If a summons has been issued, it is outrageous that a rich and powerful person–a United States senator–can go to their magistrate to get a summons to harass a normal person,” he says.
Last month, Juan Vazquez, a spokesperson for the local police department, told the AP that the “people were peaceful” and when they were confronted by officers “everyone just left.”
“There were no issues, no arrests,” he said. “We didn’t think it was that big of a deal.”
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
“She also asserts that the protesters vandalized her property, although the judge found no grounds for that complaint.”
That sounds like she committed perjury.
I would not believe anything this ugly focus on the family hag has to say. The judge sounds like a trump supporter.
Gee that’s too bad about her being disturbed.
Erin: Wait … if they’re antifa, that must make me … oh dear!”
Her husband’s presidential hopes went up in flames Jan 6 so she’s trying to get as much publicity/tv time while she still can
This is what the courts are for. One side claims one story, the other side claims differently. Let it play out in court where the onus of proof is on her. If she can’t prove they did anything wrong, they walk. IF they did more than a courteous knock on the door, I can support her claims. Nobody wants any stranger(s) coming and banging on their door and making other disruptive noises. Again, that claim has to be proven in court by her. The defendants don’t have to prove anything. She could be found liable for defendants legal costs IF the judge decides she brought on a frivolous meritless suit. That’s unlikely here since he has already agreed there was probable cause. As for now, nobodies guilty.
wow WHAT A BUNCH OF LIARS?? LIE ABOUT THE PROTEST? IT WAS A PEACEFUL PROTEST AND GOOD THING THE JUDGE SAID IT WAS NOTHING!
She looks just like the Republican party, backed up.
And when it’s proven in court that she is a liar, let them sue her in civil court for malicious prosecution… would love to see what the punitive damages will be.
Now she knows what it’s like to have your home (read Capitol) disturbed by protesters. But she exaggerates everything just like her self-promoting wannabe President fraud of a husband. She wasn’t threatened, her home wasn’t broken into, windows weren’t smashed, her furniture wasn’t desecrated. She’s a whiney bitch just like her husband. Perhaps she should also run to FOX Noise like hubby keeps doing. The protesters left a copy of the Constitution. JH should read it, REALLY READ IT!
Hhe “antifa” movement is a loose collection of local activists, not a structured, centralized organization. There is no headquarters for an “antifa” organization. Period!!!!!! The contemporary antifa movement in the U.S. has its roots not with Eisenhower but in the punk rock scene of the 1980s, when activists took it upon themselves to protect performance spaces from a burgeoning neo-Nazi movement, either by blocking neo-Nazis from entering clubs or removing them by force. They may have been relegated to little more than a curiosity in music history had it not been for the political rise of U.S. President Donald Trump in 2015, at which time, as Vox reported, black and red flag-waving antifa activists emerged to counter right-wing extremism.
Jee, being ugly on the inside and the outside must be a real bitch.
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