By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:56 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 18:56 BST, 4 May 2021
Sen. Josh Hawley does not regret giving a clinched fist salute to a group of Trump supporters in the run-up to the Capitol riot because, as he explained Tuesday, there's no proof members of that group participated in violent acts.
'No, because I don't know which of those protesters - if any of them - those demonstrators, participated in the criminal riot,' Hawley said during a Washington Post Live interview. 'And I think it's a slur on the thousands and thousands, tens of thousands, of people who came to the Capitol that day to demonstrate peacefully, to lump them in with the criminal rioters and say, "oh you're all basically the same."'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The Missouri Republican argued that people who came to Washington, D.C., on January 6 to see now former President Donald Trump speak at the 'Save America' rally should get the same treatment as peaceful demonstrators who participated in Black Lives Matter protests last summer.