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Armed homeowners standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house Sunday, June 28, 2020, in the Central West End of St. Louis. The protesters called for Krewson’s resignation for releasing the names and addresses of residents who suggested defunding the police department. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis man who spent last summer pointing guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors, is running for U.S. Senate. The republican, who referred to the gun-toting incident as a “wake up call,” claimed he was only pointing the weapons at citizens to protect his family from an “angry mob.”

Mr. McCloskey, who plans to run in 2022, made his announcement on Tucker Carlson’s entertainment show on Fox News yesterday. He hopes to represent the state of Missouri. 

McCloskey noted he was inspired to run for office by disgraced twice-impeached former President Donald Trump, who still has a chokehold on today’s modern GOP. Mr. McCloskey’s website, McCloskey for Missouri, has already begun taking campaign donations.

Announcement comes after felony charges for pointing guns at peaceful protestors

Mr. McCloskey further explained his intentions on twitter, with a post that read, [when] “An angry mob marched to destroy my home and kill my family, I took a stand to defend them. I am a proven fighter against the mob. When the mob comes to destroy our home, our state, our nation— I’ll defend it.” 

Mr. McCloskey did not mention how he plans to defend Missouri, and if that defense will involve using his rifle again. 

Following the incident in which Mr. McCloskey, an attorney, and his wife, also an attorney, brandished weapons at the peaceful marching crowd, both were indicted for a felony by a Missouri grand jury. Mr. McCloskey held an AR15 gun in front of his million dollar home, while Mrs. McCloskey held a pistol with her finger on the trigger. 

GOP candidates seek open seat

Nine Black Lives Matters protestors were initially charged with misdemeanor trespassing from the incident. However, all nine persons had their charges dropped by the St. Louis city counselor’s office. 

Mr. McCloskey has since become a darling of the Republican Party, even speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Both Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey also took part in a Jackson County, Missouri, GOP fundraising campaign. 

Mr. McCloskey joins a wide-open field of Senate hopefuls following Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt’s announcement that he will retire.

Erika Stone is a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Oklahoma, and a graduate assistant at Schusterman Library. A Chess Memorial Scholar, she has a B.A. in Psychology...

One reply on “Man who aimed gun at BLM protestors running for U.S. Senate”

  1. This could be a good thing, splitting the lunatic vote among several suitors. To think Harry Truman came from Missouri, now represented by the egomaniacal Sen.Josh Harley he who fist pumped the sackers of the Capitol and championed the Big Lie of Trump’s fictional victory. So far the only voter fraud uncovered is Trump voters voting multiple times including the fellow just now in news who killed his wife to cast HER vote for Trump. I assume his wife was about to commit the voter fraud of voting her conscience. The pro Trump fraudsters are on to a new attack on Asian Americans now searching for “Bamboo” in the ballot paper in Arizona to prove 40,000 Arizona ballots came from “somewhere in Asia.” This should be good for another round of Asian hate crimes.

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