Josh Hawley Says Democrats Only Challenge Elections They Lose

( Republican Senator for Missouri Josh Hawley had some harsh words for the Democrats following President Joe Biden’s hint that he would reject the result of the 2022 midterm elections if the Democrats lose, citing his party’s failure to pass the so-called “voting rights” bill this month.

During an interview on Fox News on Thursday, Senator Hawley said that Democrats are guilty of not accepting elections that they lose – a claim recently made about Republicans in the wake of the 2020 election. Despite evidence of widespread fraud and misconduct in that election, Democrats argue that former President Donald Trump attempted to overthrow the democratic system…even though they’ve been making unfounded claims about illegitimate elections for years.

Hawley made the comment after Fox guest host Pete Hegseth played a clip of President Joe Biden during his Wednesday press conference arguing that he doesn’t know whether the 2022 midterms will be “legit.”

“Well, what I heard was that Joe Biden said loud and clear, which is he’s already making excuses for why he’s going to lose in November,” Hawley explained.

Sounds about right…

“That’s what this is all about. Democrats don’t accept elections that they don’t win. I mean it happened in 2000, it happened in 2004, it happened in 2016. Now it’s going to be 2022. If Joe Biden thought that his party was going to win these elections, then all would be fine,” he continued.

Left-wing media outlet Mediaite, which often positions itself as non-partisan, attempted to suggest that Hawley was wrong to make the comment given that he was one of the GOP lawmakers who objected to the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of last year’s presidential election – but there’s an important distinction to make here.

Hawley was one of a number of Republicans who objected to the certification of presidential electors on the basis that there was evidence of misconduct in last year’s election. He did so using existing legal systems designed to ensure the integrity of elections.

President Joe Biden, however, claimed that America’s election system is already working fine. So, if the 2020 election was entirely fair, then how can the 2022 midterm elections not be “legit” if they are carried out in the same way?

Watch the interview (and read Mediaite’s diatribe on it) here.