Don Lemon mocked Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) declare about being “muzzled” by the media on Monday night time.
The “CNN Tonight” host identified why the Missouri Republican’s criticism about being canceled rang hole — given how he made it on a front-page editorial for the New York Post after which talked about it on the broadly watched Fox News.
Lemon reminded viewers how Hawley raised a fist in solidarity with supporters of former President Donald Trump forward of the lethal ransacking of the U.S. Capitol. After the riot, Hawley nonetheless backed Trump’s election lies by voting to overturn the ends in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Hawley’s guide deal was nixed following the violence and his guide later picked up by an impartial writer.
Hawley “will have you believe that he’s the victim in all of this. He’s a victim. Josh Hawley. He’s a victim of cancel culture. Oh wait a minute, he’s on the TV, he’s so canceled that he’s on your television. He’s trying to sell that claim to Fox News just tonight,” mentioned an incredulous Lemon.
“Can’t you see you’re being played people if you fall for that B.S.?” the CNN anchor requested, noting how Hawley stays in a position to talk on tv, radio reveals, blogs and social media.
“No one has muzzled Josh Hawley. What happened to Josh Hawley isn’t cancel culture, it’s called consequences,” Lemon continued. “That’s how the First Amendment works. Say whatever you want, but you gotta pay the price if you say something stupid, or you do something stupid or treasonous, or if you try to overturn a duly-elected president, right?”
Lemon later pretended to cry on behalf of Hawley, saying: “He’s a victim. Oh my God, he’s being canceled. Poor baby. Do you need a binkie?”
“Don’t fall for this, people,” Lemon added. “Think about the actions in the Capitol. Think about what happened, think about the people who died, think about the cops who were beaten by people. Think about all that.”
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