Fox host 劳伦斯·琼斯 began the interview highlighting a tweet from former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias, wherein he predicted a “serious discussion” about using an arcane Civil War-era law to disqualify Republicans from running in this year’s midterm elections.
“My prediction for 2022: Before the midterm election, we will have a serious discussion about whether individual Republican House Members are disqualified by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment from serving in Congress,” Elias tweeted in December.
Jones asked Hawley to react to Elias’ 注释.
“You talk about an assault on democracy for this Democrat[ic] Party to try and tell the American people that conservatives and Republicans cannot be on the ballot,” Hawley told Jones. “It really does show what they want. They want a one-party state. That’s what they want, and they want to silence anybody who disagrees with them.”
“But that’s not America,” 他继续. “That’s been tried before in our history. It hasn’t succeeded, and it’s not going to succeed now.”
Hawley knocked Democrats for weaponizing last year’s Capitol riot “as an excuse to go after law-abiding citizens and shut down speech [他们] don’t like.”
“That’s just plain un-American, and that’s what this administration is trying to do,” 他加了.