KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Publishing large Simon & Schuster has determined to cancel the publication of Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s upcoming e-book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech.”
In a statement, the corporate mentioned:
“After witnessing the disturbing, lethal riot that befell on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Simon & Schuster has determined to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s forthcoming e-book, THE TYRANNY OF BIG TECH.
“We didn’t come to this resolution calmly. As a writer it should at all times be our mission to amplify quite a lot of voices and viewpoints: on the similar time we take critically our bigger public duty as residents, and can’t assist Senator Hawley after his function in what turned a harmful menace to our democracy and freedom.“
Hawley was fast to reply to Simon & Schuster’s resolution to cancel his e-book.
“This might not be extra Orwellian,” he wrote in a statement on Twitter. “Simon & Schuster is canceling my contract as a result of I used to be representing my constituents, main a debate on the Senate ground on voter integrity, which they’ve now determined to redefine as sedition.
“Let me be clear, this isn’t only a contract dispute. It’s a direct assault on the First Modification. Solely accredited speech can now be printed. That is the Left seeking to cancel everybody they don’t approve of. I’ll battle this cancel tradition with every part I’ve. We’ll see you in courtroom.”
Hawley was the primary member of the Senate to announce he would object to certifying electoral school leads to favor of President-Elect Joe Biden.
Even after violent protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol, satisfied of widespread election fraud that has not been confirmed, Hawley continued to object to certifying Electoral School votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania.
“Violence won’t ever be tolerated and people who interact in it will likely be prosecuted,” Hawley mentioned early Thursday as Congress debated the votes. “However this physique will act to handle the issues of hundreds of thousands of People throughout the nation. We do want an investigation into irregularities, fraud. We do want a means ahead collectively. We’d like election safety reforms.”
Congress ultimately licensed the Electoral School votes, securing Biden’s win, however not till simply after 3:30 a.m. EST, greater than 12 hours after Congress first started the joint session.
However now, many are calling for Hawley’s elimination.
“Josh Hawley mentioned he was doing this for the folks of Missouri. Let me let you know one thing, Josh. You might be alleged to symbolize St. Louis too, however you don’t communicate for us,” Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of St. Louis mentioned on Twitter. “You’ve blood in your palms, and that’s why I’m calling in your elimination from Congress.”
As of Thursday afternoon, greater than 21,000 folks have signed a change.org petition calling for Hawley’s resignation.
However in a press release launched Thursday, Hawley stood agency in his resolution to problem November’s election outcomes.
“I’ll by no means apologize for giving voice to the hundreds of thousands of Missourians and People who’ve issues in regards to the integrity of our elections,” Hawley mentioned. “That’s my job, and I’ll preserve doing it.”
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