Laughter Erupts at Jan 6 Hearing as Video Shows Josh Hawley Fleeing Capitol

The audience at the January 6 Select Committee hearing on July 21 laughed as CCTV footage showed Senator Josh Hawley fleeing as rioters breached the Capitol, after he had previously been shown raising his fists to the crowd outside.

At the hearing, Representative Elaine Luria said the Republican Senator had “raised his fist in solidarity with the protesters already amassing already at the security gates.”

Luria went on to say: “Later that day Senator Hawley fled after those protesters he helped to rile up stormed the Capitol. See for yourself,”

Footage posted by Dan Przygoda shows the audience reacting to the footage played on a large screen during the hearing.

Senator Hawley has yet to comment on the footage or the Committees allegations. Credit: Dan Przygoda via Storyful

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