Audio: Danforth says Hawley’s Electoral College effort is “highly destructive attack” on America’s constitutional government

U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Former Missouri U.S. Senator John Danforth is weighing in on fellow Republican Josh Hawley’s effort to contest General Election results. Danforth, who endorsed Hawley, says “Lending credence to President Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen is a highly destructive attack on our constitutional government.” He says it is “the opposite of conservative; it is radical.”

There are reportedly about one dozen Senators and more than 100 House members who plan to back Hawley’s effort during Wednesday’s vote.

 

 

Danforth, who endorsed Hawley, says “Lending credence to President Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen is a highly destructive attack on our constitutional government.” Danforth says the populist strategy’s extreme polarization is driving America even further apart by promoting conspiracy theories and stoking grievances.