The new Republican Party in my state. The only qualification you need to run for US Senate is to wave a gun around at Black people. (See https://t.co/zauMC2QO3U)— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) May 18, 2021
Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer known for brandishing a rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters outside his home last year, announced his run for Senate in Missouri on Tuesday. https://t.co/T0P75mlshd— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 19, 2021
I don’t think this will be close.
My wife’s family in Missouri love this guy. I knew that Missouri was going to go big for Trump back in 2016 after Ferguson. The other guy Eric Greitens who is also running for Senate became governor after running that machine gun ad. He later resigned from office after he was exposed for having an affair.
Flashback: Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both personal injury attorneys, were indicted in October on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with evidence after they pointed guns at anti-racism protestors from the lawn of the St. Louis mansion last July.
Their actions made them popular in some conservative circles and were subsequently invited to speak at the Republican National Convention in August.
They are due to stand trial in November …”
Missouri is a very Trumpy state. I think McCloskey will win the primary. I just don’t see him losing after brandishing weapons at BLM and Antifa to defend his property.