McCloskey made headlines in July 2020 when he and his wife left their mansion waving and pointing loaded guns at Black Lives Matter activists.
MISSOURI. The video of the moment went viral and was finally retweeted by Donald Trump before the former president deleted it / @ksdknews
The St. Louis attorney who went from waving his gun against racial justice protesters to speaking at the Republican National Convention wants to become a US senator.
Mark McCloskey is launching a campaign to represent Missouri in the United States Senate, according to his website, seeking the Republican nomination and a chance to replace retired Senator Roy Blunt. And McCloskey tweeted Tuesday that he planned to make a “big announcement” on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News later that night.
Former Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned in 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations, is seeking the GOP nomination. Several other Republicans, including members of the congressional delegation, are weighing the offers.
McCloskey made headlines in July 2020 when he and his wife left their mansion waving and pointing loaded guns at Black Lives Matter activists marching toward the nearby home of then-St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. The protesters wanted Krewson to step down after reading the names and addresses of people calling for police reform during an event on Facebook Live, something he later apologized for doing.
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Although no video shows the McCloskeys being threatened and, in fact, shows protesters walking past their 52-room home, the would-be lawmaker said the protesters came down his street as “the storming of the Bastille.”
“I was the victim of a mob that came through the door,” he told CNN days after the incident. ‘I didn’t care what color they were. I didn’t care what his motivation was. I was scared, I was attacked and I had the imminent fear that they would run over me, kill me, burn my house down.
The video of the moment went viral and was finally retweeted by Donald Trump before the former president deleted it. A month later, the McCloskeys picked up on their experience in an effort to get more Americans to reelect Trump.
“No matter where you live, your family will not be safe in the America of the radical Democrats,” said Patricia McCloskey, also a personal injury attorney.
The couple were charged with a weapons charge; They said they were simply defending their community against intruders. In February, former US attorney Richard Callahan was appointed as the special counsel overseeing the McCloskey case.
The Washington Post. Free translation by El Tiempo Latino.