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‘Traitor Jackass’ Josh Hawley Slammed For Ignoring Trial And Sitting In Senate Gallery ‘With His Feet Up’

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Republican Senator Josh Hawley, of Missouri, sparked the ire of the internet on Wednesday for “sitting up in the gallery with his feet up on the seat in front of him, reviewing paperwork, throughout” the impeachment trial of Donald Trump for inciting insurrection.

Hawley, who has been accused of effectively being one of the leaders of the January 6 insurrection, is now being blasted for ignoring a trial in which he has sworn to be an impartial juror.

NBC News’ Garrett Haake was the first to report that Hawley was “sitting up in the gallery with his feet up on the seat in front of him, reviewing paperwork, throughout” the trial. Other reporters confirmed Haake’s account.

CNN’s Manu Raju reports Hawley told him, “I can basically see the back of their heads. But I sort of picked a spot where I can look right down on them, I can see the TV, and it’s interesting.”

Now the Missouri Republican is being blasted for violating his oath as an impartial juror by ignoring the Senate’s conclusion, based on Tuesday’s vote, that it does have jurisdiction to try Trump.

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