Appearing on Fox and Friends Missouri Senator Josh Hawley defended the McCloskeys in light of new criminal charges filed against them.
Hawley also called for the DOJ to open a civil rights investigation into Kim Gardner, the St. Louis circuit attorney’s office who brought the charges.
They did have the right to do what they did. They were standing on their own property. Let’s just review the facts. They’re on their own property, they were carrying lawful firearms they lawfully possessed, there were trespassers who had broken down a gate and were coming on to their property and the couple said “get off our property.”
…This prosecutor is totally out of control. This is an abuse of power. You want to know what abuse of power looks like? This is a textbook example. I think the United States Department of Justice needs to open a civil rights investigation into the St. Louis circuit attorney’s office.