After Sen. Josh Hawley announced that he would object to the certification of the electoral votes on January 6, some social media person tweeted from the Walmart Twitter account that he was a “sore loser.” Democrats and media figures are calling Hawley’s plan “treason” and “sedition.” CNN’s Jake Tapper was disappointed in Hawley’s “stunt to join with the election conspiracy theorists.” But as plenty pointed out, Democrats objected to the election results in 2004 and 2016.
Former Sen. Barbara Boxer, who led the objection to the certification of George W. Bush’s 2004 win, was invited on CNN to explain how her objecting was completely different from Hawley objecting.
Fmr. Sen. Barbara Boxer, who objected to the 2004 Ohio electoral results, says there's "no comparison" to Sen. Hawley’s plan to challenge Biden’s electoral win: “John Kerry had conceded the race. We have a President here who’s orchestrating kind of an overthrow of the election.” pic.twitter.com/yACbbYQvUM
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 31, 2020
Again, nowhere in Hawley’s statement does he say he’s trying to overturn the election: He wants a look into both Pennsylvania changing its voting laws and social media giants like Facebook and Twitter actively censoring stories to boost the Biden campaign. Sounds reasonable.
Boxer did not protest 2004 to “overturn the election”. She did it to protest voter suppression and as a call for election reform. Someone should have listened.
— Andrea Todd (@AndreaT07472059) December 31, 2020
As we just said, read Hawley’s statement.
— Ky Zou (@KyZou2) December 31, 2020
Well she was trying to protect democracy of course
— JonathonSnyder (@JonathonSnyder) December 31, 2020
Apparently democracy died and no one told me. I would’ve brought a casserole or a can of coffee.
— MB (@tootsnfrankie) December 31, 2020
— Ann (@datmaven) December 31, 2020
The "This is Different" excuse.
— hacked Dominion voting machine bot (@always_on_hold) December 31, 2020
It’s literally the same thing. She did it in 2004. Hawley’s doing this year.
— 6974searchlight (@6974searchlight) December 31, 2020
— Dan Stringer, SEC Pimp (@Danstringer74) December 31, 2020
Pithy Boxer –
"There is no comparison to my doing the exact same thing as Hawley because I like this election result."
Political hypocrisy is universal.
— ĆΔƤŦΔƗŇ ŞØŁØ (@captainsolo53) December 31, 2020
So, Democrats good, Republicans bad.
That's what you're saying.
— RT🇺🇲 (@rtoh) December 31, 2020
"IT'S DIFFERENT WHEN *WE* DO IT!!!" 🙄
— Hube B.A., M.I. (@ColossusRhodey) December 31, 2020
— President – Elect Carlito (@TruthAndReconc4) December 31, 2020
What the hell is this reasoning? They're not even trying to be persuasive.
— Patrick 🇺🇸 (@InfernalAcorn) December 31, 2020
She is correct.
When a progressive challenges an election, it is called democracy and it is vital to our nation.
When a conservative challenges an election, it's white supremacy trying to stage a coup.
Science proves this.
— I Believe Yes We Can Hope (@CoatTrapper) December 31, 2020
Interesting how you don't want to talk about what you did in 2004.
— PolDisc (@PolDisc) December 31, 2020
It's not the action that's so pathetic, when owned up to, it's the totally political hypocrisy that is pathetic. That and the simp idol worshipping talking heads claiming to be "reporters" that put up with that cr*p without any thought.
— Maryland Beer Lover 🍻 (@MarylandBeer) December 31, 2020
Boxer voted to throw out Ohio's electoral votes. How the hell is that any different?
— SJ on Nantucket (@SJonNantucket) December 31, 2020
So… Only when you aren’t a serious person and everything you do is ridiculous performance theater should you be allowed to take these actions. Thanks ma’am.
— GrampyRick 🇺🇸 (@Grampy_Rick) December 31, 2020
— Janet Olivares (@JanetSOlivares) December 31, 2020
#Gaslighting – they think CNN viewers are stupid & perhaps they are.
— Tex Gorlo (@TexGorlo) December 31, 2020
— Ingleberg humperdink (@InglebergH) December 31, 2020
— Dukat12F (@Dukat12F) December 31, 2020
How can you overthrow an election that hasn't been certified?
— Danny (@DannuDanny) December 31, 2020
Dems and media twits accusing Republicans of ‘treason’ and ‘sedition’ for objecting to the 2020 EC can read this thread and SIT TF DOWN https://t.co/Fgw1ScuM8Q
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 31, 2020