After the unfortunate events in Washington D.C., Republican leaders are facing a ton of backlash. Some right-wing politicians have already resigned while others face career hurdles.
For instance, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) was one of the outspoken supporters of President Donald Trump in recent weeks. He also objected to the electoral college vote.
But now he’s paying for that stance.
Some Democrat higher-ups like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want Hawley to resign his post, but that isn’t his only problem right now.
Prior to the protests on Capitol Hill, Simon & Schuster was set to publish a book written by Hawley. The book was called “Tyranny of Big Tech” and it was slated to launch in June 2021.
However, the company now wants nothing to do with Hawley’s manuscript:
— Simon & Schuster (@simonschuster) January 7, 2021
Though the book didn’t have anything to do with the presidential election, it seems the publisher didn’t want to align themselves with someone of Hawley’s views.
The Senator was making a strong statement, too, according to The Daily Wire:
The book set out to argue that major tech companies ‘represent the gravest threat to American liberty since the monopolies of the Gilded Age.’
Many would argue that given the subject matter, Hawley’s book should’ve been allowed to move forward. It’s not a book supporting violent protests, after all.
But Simon & Schuster obviously didn’t see it that way. And Hawley isn’t pleased.
He penned a scorching reply to the publisher on Twitter, calling the decision “Orwellian” in nature:
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 7, 2021
Hawley further dubbed it “a direct assault on the First Amendment” and added that he plans to take legal action.
This is just more fallout from the events of the week, and some of it is controversial and questionable — at least according to those who continue to side with the President and his allies.
Either way, though, Hawley’s book on Big Tech’s immense power sounded important, especially because it impacts everyone in the country.
Shouldn’t that be a subject we’re allowed to tackle…?
- Simon & Schuster has canceled Sen. Josh Hawley’s upcoming book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech”
- This was a result of the protests in D.C., as the publisher clearly doesn’t want to be connected to someone who objected to the electoral vote.
- Hawley fired back, saying it was “a direct assault on the First Amendment.” He’s also planning legal action.
Source: The Daily Wire