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St. Louis lawyer who waved rifle at protesters running for Senate in Missouri

I wish him well. I’m for electing the most ridiculous people possible to electoral positions.

By Henry J. Gomez and Dartunorro Clark, NBC News

Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer known for brandishing a rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters outside his home last year, announced his run for the Senate in Missouri on Tuesday.

McCloskey, a Republican, announced his candidacy on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program.

“I’ve always been a Republican, but I’ve never been a politician,” McCloskey told Carlson. “But, you know, God came knocking on my door last summer disguised as an angry mob, and it really did wake me up.”

McCloskey said he was inspired to run for office as he was rallying for former President Donald Trump.

“All we hear is talk, and nothing ever changes,” he said. “You have to send people to D.C. who are willing to tell the truth and fight for our values.”


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