Video posted by Jan. 6 Committee Show Hawley Flees Capitol Violence

Sen. Josh Hawley raising his fist in solidarity with protesters outside the Capitol on the morning of January 1st. 6, fled violence later that day. Hawley’s flight was captured in photos and video presented at Thursday’s congressional hearing on the 2021 uprising.

“He raised his fist in solidarity with the protesters already crowded at the security gate,” the MP said. Elaine Luria (Virginia) said. “We spoke to a Capitol cop who was there. She told us that Sep. Hawley’s gesture infuriated the crowd and greatly disturbed them because he was doing it in a safe place protected by officers and barriers.

“Later that day, Sep. Hawley fled after the protesters he helped piss off stormed the Capitol,” she said, pointing to a video of Hawley racing through the halls of the Capitol.