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Josh Hawley’s Florida fundraiser canceled by Loews Hotels after liberal lawyer posts flyer online
Earlier this month, Hawley lost a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster, which canceled the senator’s book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech”
By Dom Calicchio | Fox News
- Simon and Schuster cancels book deal with Sen. Josh Hawley
A planned February fundraiser in Florida for U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley was canceled Saturday as hotel chain Loews Hotels decided to pull out of the event.
The Loews cancelation was among the latest examples of fallout facing Republicans following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
It came after liberal Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder obtained a flyer for the Hawley event and posted it online, referring to Hawley as a “traitor” and asking the hotel chain why it was supporting the Missouri Republican.
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 15, 2021
Uhlfelder praised the Loews decision, saying the company “did the right thing” by canceling Hawley, who was among the GOP lawmakers leading the effort to oppose Democrat Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump.
“It’s good corporate responsibility,” Uhlfelder said, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Loews owns the Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, where Hawley was to be the featured guest at a family-oriented event Feb. 12-15 organized by Fighting for Missouri, a group that raised more than $272,000 for the senator last year, the Sentinel reported.
EXCELLENT. Public pressure works folks!
Now can we just end corporate money in politics please? https://t.co/8sDCYxjHh1
— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) January 16, 2021
After Uhlfelder posted the flyer online, Democratic lawmakers and anti-Trump groups put pressure on the hotel chain, the Sentinel reported.
The critics included Florida state Rep. Anna Eskamani, a Democrat, and The Lincoln Project, a group of anti-Trump Republicans, according to the newspaper.
Uhlfelder attracted media attention in May when he dressed as the Grim Reaper and visited Florida beaches to shame visitors and criticize Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for not closing the recreational areas amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The lawyer later took criticism himself when he was spotted at crowded George Floyd protests in June.
Earlier this month, Hawley lost a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster, which canceled the senator’s book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” following the Jan. 6 riot.
Hawley blasted the decision, accusing the publisher of bowing to the “woke mob.”
In an op-ed Wednesday, Hawley also pushed back at the notion that he had helped incite the violence on Jan. 6.
“Much of the media and many members of the Washington establishment want to deceive Americans into thinking those who raised concerns incited violence, simply by voicing the concern,” Hawley wrote in the Southeast Missourian. “But democratic debate is not mob violence. It is in fact how we avoid that violence.”
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