Josh Hawley Blast Biden For Laughing About Slaughtered Christians

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) Criticized President Joe Biden for laughing and making jokes after a reporter asked him if he agreed with Hawley’s demand that the Department of Justice open a hate crime investigation into the Nashville mass shooting.

Asked if he agreed with Hawley’s assessment that Christians were targeted in the shooting, Biden laughed and said, “Well, I probably don’t then,” before clarifying, “No, I’m joking– I have no idea.”

Hawley, while speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, responded to Biden’s comment noting that they were “totally beneath the dignity of the Office of the President of the United States.

“Listen, this is a terrible tragedy. Biden should be acknowledging the targeting of people of Faith,” Hawley said. “He should be saluting the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line and saved hundreds of kids. But he should be saying, ‘we’re going to get to the bottom of this. We’re going to call it for what it is. A hate crime and we’re going to do a full investigation. Make sure it doesn’t happen again.’”

Hawley, in another tweet, responded to Biden’s Comments saying there was nothing remotely funny about hate crimes.

Following the Nashville Christian school mass shooting, which took the lives of six people, including three children, Hawley called on the Justice Department to open a hate crime investigation into the shooting.

Hawley described the shooting as a targeted attack on Christian children and teachers while adding that the victims were chosen based on their religious affiliation. Hawley noted that targeting victims based on their religious beliefs is a hate crime.

The GOP senator stated that all of the “federal resources necessary should be brought to bear.” Hawley also called for individuals and groups who have spread hate messages against the Christian community to be held to account.