Despite the headline, this essay is actually balanced in its discussion of Senator Hawley. A few influential Establishment Republicans may be miffed at Senator Hawley, but he has gained the admiration of millions. By taking a strong stand on the need to investigate the 2020 election for fraud and illegality, he is representing the concerns of a segment of the American electorate.
The Democrats may have cheated and won this time. Would they have won without illegal extensions of voting deadlines and relaxation of rules for signature verification? Would they have won without voter harvesting and same day registration? Would they have won if there were procedures in every state to remove dead citizens from the voter rolls?Senator Hawley has emerged as a principled and courageous leader who stood up for the fairness and integrity of elections. He also issued a clear condemnation of the violence. He could well become a leader in Republican Party. He looks like he will a strong candidate for the Presidency. Remember Trump bested 17 Republicans by running against the Republican Party Establishment.