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Hawley Fires Back After Publisher Cancels His Upcoming Book:

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A planned book by Sen. Josh Hawley, who objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win, has been canceled by its publisher in the wake of the riot at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters, a decision the Missouri Republican called “Orwellian” and vowed to fight in court.

In a statement on Thursday, Simon & Schuster announced that “after witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Simon & Schuster has decided to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s forthcoming book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech.”

“We did not come to this decision lightly,” the publisher added.

As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints: at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.”

Thousands of Trump supporters had gathered in Washington on Wednesday to protest Congress’ formal certification of Biden’s win, and many ended up storming into the Capitol, delaying the process into early Thursday morning.

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