Josh Hawley apparently has a problem when it comes to being honest with Missourians. This month alone, Hawley has been caught launching false attacks against Claire McCaskill, lying about his motivations for running for Senate, and trying to distort his record on health care.
- This week, the Kansas City Star editorial board slammed Hawley for launching “nonsensical” and “desperate” attacks against Senator Claire McCaskill. The editorial board called Hawley out for campaigning on unvetted rumors, called his attacks “not credible,” and advised him to stick to the real issues.
- Meanwhile, Hawley has been claiming since he launched his bid for Senate that he “never planned” on running. However, the Huffington Post reports that Hawley’s own emails show the “GOP’s top Senate recruit wrote about seeking office as far back as 2011.”
- Perhaps worst of all, Hawley has been trying to deceive Missourians when it comes to his position on health care. In February, Hawley filed a lawsuit that would end protections for the nearly 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions. As soon as Hawley realized that siding with insurance companies over sick Missourians could become a liability for his Senate campaign, he tried to distort his record by claiming he supports those very same protections. Sorry, Josh, but your actions speak louder than words.
“It is perfectly clear that everything Josh Hawley does is a political calculation to advance his own ambitions and serve his donors,” said Missouri Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Brooke Goren. “The least he could do is be honest with Missourians about his true motivations.”