Sen. Josh Hawley Hit With Receipts After Gaslighting Gripe On Fox News

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) complained on Fox News Thursday that American infrastructure is in disrepair. But as viewers pointed out, he was one of the Republican senators who voted against a massive bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed in 2021.

“It just strikes me that more and more, nothing really works in America anymore,” Hawley told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “I mean, our roads are falling apart, our bridges are falling down right in front of our eyes. Pieces of airplanes are falling out of the sky.”

“And yet, at the same time, the Congress of the United States and the president, what do they want to do? Spend hundreds of billions of dollars more on foreign wars,” he continued.

He went on to complain that “things are falling apart all around us,” but all President Joe Biden wants to do is focus on “Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine.”

Hawley was one of 30 Republican senators who voted against a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill in 2021, which contained money for upgrades to highways, bridges, airports and other major projects.

The legislation, backed by President Joe Biden, passed with the support of 19 Republican senators and all Democrats.

At the time, Hawley called it a “radical left woke politics bill.”

Republicans in Congress are deeply divided on providing aid to Ukraine in its war against Russia. The House on Friday advanced a $95 billion foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, with Democrats helping House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) push ahead, in the face of fierce opposition from a hard-right contingent within his narrow majority.

Hawley’s disingenuous complaint on Fox News received swift backlash from critics, who brought receipts: