Apparently, voicing objections to electoral votes, as Democrats have repeatedly done, now equates to “incitement” and “sedition.”

In the aftermath of the Capitol riots, Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media have been on the warpath, using Republican objections to certain electoral votes as an excuse to call for Republicans in the House and Senate to either be censured, to step down, or be expelled for allegedly “inciting/encouraging” an insurrection.

At the top of their list to cancel from Congress – and from public life eventually – are Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO), who were two of the more vocal Republican members of the Senate to voice objections to some of the electoral votes.

Not only have numerous Democrats including AOC and her fellow Squad members called on Cruz and Hawley to either resign or be expelled, but the push is on to “Enemies List” them out of book deals, fundraisers, and off of influential political boards and committees.

Sen. Hawley appears to be on the receiving end of most of the blowback so far. Last Thursday, Simon & Schuster announced they were backing out of a deal with Hawley to publish his book “The Tyranny of Big Tech” after the Capitol riots. We “cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom,” they said in a statement:

In response, Hawley threatened a lawsuit:

Earlier this week, Hallmark Cards asked Hawley and Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) to return employee campaign donations:

“Hallmark believes the peaceful transition of power is part of the bedrock of our democratic system, and we abhor violence of any kind,” Hallmark spokeswoman JiaoJiao Shen said in a statement. “The recent actions of Senators Josh Hawley and Roger Marshall do not reflect our company’s values. As a result, HALLPAC requested Sens. Hawley and Marshall to return all HALLPAC campaign contributions.”

Late Friday, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder – otherwise known as the “grim reaper man” who used to prowl Florida beaches in opposition of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ COVID policy – posted a flier on Twitter for a February fundraiser for Hawley that was to be hosted by a Loews hotel in Orlando, and asked the chain “Why are you hosting [a] weekend event for traitor Josh Hawley?”

The next day and after tens of thousands of RTs and comments to them from “concerned” liberals, Loews Hotel chain announced they would no longer be hosting the fundraiser on grounds that they were “opposed” to anyone who “supported and incited” the actions of the Capitol rioters:

Hawley blasted back at them as well, telling them that “to equate leading a debate on the floor of the Senate with inciting violence is a lie, and it’s dangerous”:

“If these corporations don’t want conservatives to speak, they should just be honest about it. But to equate leading a debate on the floor of the Senate with inciting violence is a lie, and it’s dangerous. I will not be deterred from representing my constituents and I will not bow to left wing corporate pressure,” he said in a statement to The Hill.

The backlash to the backlash was inevitable:

Rep. Elise Stefanik, a staunch defender of President Trump’s who also voiced objections to electoral votes in the House, has also faced the wrath of the cancel culture-obsessed left. Stefanik was “removed from a senior advisory committee at Harvard’s school of government” last Tuesday after alleging election fraud and objecting to certifying election results last week.

Of the school’s decision, Stefanik had this to say:

With all these charges of incitement and sedition being thrown around and the various social media purges and cancellations from the public sphere taking place, what about the Democrats who objected to certifying the presidential elections in 2001, 2005, and 2017?

And what about all the Democrats who have actually used language that could be construed as incitement?

As usual, there’s one set of standards for Republicans, but none for Democrats.

Hawley is right when he says falsely alleging “incitement” is not a good path for America to go down. Instead of “uniting and healing” the country, as Democrats claim to want to do, it is only going to lead to more division and animosity.

Which, come to think of it, is exactly why Democrats are playing the “incitement” card, because, in reality, none of what they’ve done in the aftermath of the Capitol riots is really about incitement. None of it.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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