Josh Hawley (a Missouri Republican) was seen raising his fist to show solidarity with Trump supporters outside
of the Capitol Jan. 6. He was then forced to flee the rioters by the House Jan.6 committee during a televised
hearing. Hawley is seen running down a corridor in the Capitol, then swiftly making his way down a staircase together
with colleagues. This video was captured just hours after Hawley was photographed saluting protesters at
the security gates nearby. Elaine Luria (Democratic member of Jan. 6 committee) cited panel interviews with
law enforcement to describe how Hawley’s salute "riled the crowd" making it more difficult for officers to
protect the complex against the pro-Trump mob. Luria stated that barriers on the east side were broken not long after
Hawley made his gesture. Luria stated that Sen. Hawley fled the scene after the protesters he had helped to
rile up stormed Capitol. Luria noted that many of those he saluted were part of the mob who broke through the barricades.
Inadvertently, Sen. Josh Hawley (R.MO) was a comedic guest at Thursday's Jan. 6 committee hearing.
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