Jan. 8 (UPI) — Simon & Schuster introduced it’ll not publish an upcoming guide by Republican Sen. Josh Hawley following a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters besieging the Capitol constructing on Wednesday, leading to 5 deaths.
The corporate introduced its choice to not publish Hawley’s The Tyranny of Large Tech in an announcement on Thursday.
“We didn’t come to this choice frivolously. As a writer it’ll all the time be our mission to amplify quite a lot of voices and viewpoints: on the identical time we take critically our bigger public duty as residents, and can’t help Sen. Hawley after his function in what turned a harmful risk to our democracy and freedom,” the publishing home mentioned.
Hawley, a senator for Missouri and a Trump supporter, was one of many first and most vocal senators to object to Congress certifying states’ electoral votes that present President-elect Joe Biden had gained the 2020 presidential election.
On Wednesday whereas lawmakers in Congress had been making an attempt to certify the electoral votes, the Capitol constructing was overrun by Trump supporters in opposition, bringing the proceedings to a halt.
A Capitol Police officer who confronted the rioters was severely injured and pronounced useless Thursday evening on the hospital whereas a lady was shot useless by a police officer Wednesday inside the constructing. Three others died on Capitol grounds on account of medical emergencies.
In an announcement Thursday night, Hawley described Simon & Schuster’s choice to tug his guide as “an assault on the primary Modification.”
“We’ll see you in courtroom,” he mentioned.
Following the breach of the Capitol, requires Hawley to resign got here from each side of the aisle, blaming him for attractive on the mob.
John Danforth, a former GOP senator for Missouri and a mentor to Hawley, informed the St. Louis Publish-Dispatch that “supporting Josh and making an attempt so laborious to get him elected to the Senate was the worst mistake I ever made in my life.”