WASHINGTON (97.1 FM TALK) - Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri is claiming his family was threatened by "Antifa scumbags" who were protesting at his home in the D.C. area Monday night. He has been challenging the Electoral college results of the presidential election and a group called ShutDownDC organized the protest outside his home.
Video was shared of the incident on Twitter. Hawley says while he was in Missouri they "threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can't travel."
"They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door. Let me be clear: My family & I will not be intimidated by leftwing violence," Hawley stated on Twitter.
The group also posted a nearly hour-long video of them marching to Hawley's home and protesting. They claim they protested "for around 30 minutes. We sang songs, chanted and shared our stories. A small group of people delivered a copy of the constitution to his door."
Local police did arrive during the protest, but no arrests have been reported.
The ShutDownDC group says they are "absolutely and unapologetically anti-fascists" and called it disappointing that Hawley called them "scumbags."