Hawley defends Jan. 6 merch: ‘It is not a pro-riot mug’

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is defending merchandise that his campaign is selling that depicts his now-infamous Jan. 6, 2021 raised fist to the pro-Trump mob that went on to ransack the Capitol.

Hawley’s campaign is selling a $20 mug that shows a black and white graphic of Hawley with his fist raised outside the Capitol and with the words “Josh Hawley” and “SHOW-ME STRONG!” in red- and blue-colored letters. In an interview with HuffPost published Tuesday, he insisted he was not supporting the attack that took place that day.

“It is not a pro-riot mug,” Hawley said, adding that he was not encouraging those who participated in the riot.

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Article URL : https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/594410-hawley-defends-jan-6-merch-it-is-not-a-pro-riot-mug