Show-Me Sen. Hawley Giving Missouri Reporters The Business Over Mean Tweets

Credit where it's due . . .

So many have wanted to call out critics in real life for their online banter .  . .The Senator was able to live the dream and his detractors seemed stumped in person.

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(Senator) Hawley doubled down on the questions about the reporter’s sobriety later in the exchange, after Maxwell clarified that the tweets were satirical.

“When journalists or so-called journalists refer to people they don’t like as ‘bootlickers’ on a public platform, when they attack folks and then say they don’t necessarily do stuff sober, it does tend to get my attention,” Hawley said. “I mean, we give you a lot of access. I just want to make sure that you’re actually sober and taking this seriously, Good Lord in Heaven.”

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Hawley in back-and-forth with local reporter: 'Just want to make sure you're sober'

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned whether a local reporter was sober during a recent interview, following a tense exchange over the journalist's comments about Twitter CEO Elon Musk, according to video obtained by Fox News Digital. "Why all the hate for people who like free speech on Twitter?"