Mark McCloskey, who went viral with his wife Patricia to wave guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis last summer, announced that he would be running for the US Senate in 2022 in Missouri.
Talking with Tucker Carlson of Fox News Tuesday (May 18)The personal injury lawyer said that he had to run for a political position due to a high power.
“God was knocking on my door last summer as an angry mob,” McCloskey told Carlson. “And it really woke me up.”
Earlier yesterday, the Federal Election Commission website showed that “Mark McCloskey for Missouri” was registered, while the website mccloskeyforsenate.com has also been created.
McCloskey was Charged with charges Case of unlawful use of weapons and tampering of evidence. The GOP has since offered them as an example of “standing on their own land,” a law that is active in many states across the country, including Missouri.
McCloskey will square off against incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt. The GOP is already grappling with the candidacy of former Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned and blackmailed and sexually harassed her in 2018 on charges of having an affair with his hairdresser.
McCloskey spoke at last year’s Republican National Convention and was supported by former President Trump, who said it was “outrageous” that he was being accused.