Missouri Senator Josh Hawley Fights Against 'Too Woke To FAIL' Bank Bailouts

Credit where it's due . . . The Missouri GOP leader knows his base and isn't afraid to break down complicated macroeconomic indicators into sound-bytes for the lowest common denominator. 

Still, this might be his best "work" yet . . .

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., had a twist on this talking point, saying Silicon Valley Bank was actually “too woke to fail.”

The Missouri Republican told NBC News that the bank received the federal government’s help because it invested in climate change solutions backed by powerful people.

"'Too woke to fail' says that they're really politically connected and pursuing an agenda, which I’m sure that they put forward to people here, who see that — 'This is important, we've invested all this stuff, you can't let this go under!' My view is they should be treated like everybody else," Hawley said.

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Josh Hawley labels Silicon Valley Bank 'too woke to fail'

WASHINGTON - A popular conservative talking point in the wake of the Silicon Valley Bank failure is that the financial institution went down because it was too "woke." Republicans like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Oversight Chair James Comer of Kentucky claimed that the bank was too focused on policies around diversity and its consideration of environmental and social factors in investments - known as ESG.