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Letter: Voters should see through Hawley's phony act in 2024

Letter: Voters should see through Hawley's phony act in 2024

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Josh Hawley kicks off his U.S. Senate Campaign

Josh Hawley kisses his wife Erin before officially kicking off his U.S. senate campaign to a crowd of more than 150 supporters on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Stemme Farm in Chesterfield. Photo by Laurie Skrivan,

Regarding "Sen. Josh Hawley to object to Electoral College results" (Dec. 30): Strangely, while touting his love for the U.S. Constitution, Sen. Josh Hawley sees nothing wrong with disenfranchising millions of Americans who voted for President-elect Joe Biden. When he was Missouri's Attorney General, he also saw nothing wrong with joining the anti-Obamacare lawsuit designed to take health care away from 20 million Americans. He also has shown he doesn’t want people to have union rights either, and he sued the Trump administration to do away with overtime pay protections costing Missourians millions in earned revenue.

Hawley excoriates “coastal liberal elites,” seemingly forgetting he graduated from Stanford University and Yale. A devout evangelical, he claims to be a champion of religious freedom, as long as that religion is Christian. Just like President Donald Trump, Hawley is a reverse Robin Hood with a penchant for taking from the poor and giving to the rich.

I believe all these actions point to his possible 2024 presidential campaign. He is just trying to polish his bona fides as a staunch anti-Democrat who will take care of the 1% while onerously burdening and harming the poor and middle class.

However, the masochistic conservatives who Trump dismissed over the past four years still adore and support this clearly delusional president. Hawley should be able to fool them too. But I hope that most Americans will see through Hawley's phony religious "aw shucks" all-American farm boy facade in 2024.

Ed Olsen • Affton

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