After Capitol riots, Jewish donor says Senator Hawley ‘deceived’ him

A Jewish Republican donor who has given millions to support GOP candidates has said he was “deceived” by Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, who led attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, the Guardian reports.

“Do you think anyone knew Hawley was going to do that?” Jeffrey Yass, a trader who co-founded the Susquehanna International Group, wrote to a longtime associate in a private message obtained by the newspaper, in reference to Hawley’s actions to invalidate the vote.

“Sometimes politicians deceive their donors.”

Hawley has faced intense criticism following the storming of Congress on January 6 by supporters of US President Donald Trump. His objection to the election results and his support for Trump loyalists who went on to ransack the US Capitol leave him accused by critics of having blood on his hands.

Sen. Josh Hawley asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
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