- The Jan. 6 committee showed the photo of Sen. Josh Hawley raising his fist in solidarity with protesters.
- Then they played a video of him running from the protesters he helped rile.
- Twitter users had a field day with chicken, Forrest Gump and running gifs, some set to music.
Twitter users had a field day with Sen. Josh Hawley’s cameo role during Thursday’s January 6 committee hearing.
The committee showed the now-infamous photo of the Missouri Republican raising his fist in solidarity with protesters gathered outside security gates as he walked across the East front of the US Capitol from a safe space behind barriers.
Then, they showed a video of Hawley running away after the protesters he helped rile stormed the US Capitol.
That’s when the chicken, Forrest Gump and running gifs, including some set to music, fired up Twitter. Here are some reactions:
—Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) July 22, 2022
—Dan Przygoda (@dprzygoda) July 22, 2022
—Terrell (@SeldomS33n707) July 22, 2022
—Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) July 22, 2022
—The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 22, 2022
—John 🌻☮️ (@phidippides26) July 22, 2022