February 25, 2021

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Hawley fundraiser at Orlando hotel canceled right after outcry

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Republican Sen. Josh Hawley was the initial senator to announce he would item to the Electoral College or university depend on baseless promises of voter fraud.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Loews Accommodations introduced it will not host a scheduled fundraiser at its Portofino Bay residence for Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, who was witnessed raising a fist to Trump supporters just before the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

The fundraiser, first claimed by the Orlando Sentinel, was listed by a Hawley-affiliated political committee, Battling for Missouri. 

“Make sure you be part of U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley for a exciting-loaded-loved ones-friendly Orlando weekend celebration” on Feb. 12 to 15, in accordance to a flier attained by attorney Daniel Uhlfelder, the Sentinel claimed.

The corporation Saturday afternoon stated it informed the host that the event will not just take put at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando “in light of” the functions at the Capitol.

“We are horrified and opposed to the situations at the Capitol and all who supported and incited the actions,” Loews Accommodations tweeted. “In gentle of those functions and for the security of our visitors and workforce users, we have informed the host of the Feb. fundraiser that it will no longer be held at Loews Inns.”

The celebration cost $5,000 in contributions for a family members, $3,000 for a pair and $1,000 for an particular person, the Sentinel noted.

Uhlfelder, who dressed as the Grim Reaper very last spring to criticize Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ managing of the coronavirus pandemic, tweeted at the lodge business Friday, asking: “Hey @Loews_Motels. Why are you web hosting weekend event for traitor @HawleyMO future thirty day period in Orlando, Florida”?

Lowes Inns announced the canceling pursuing the uproar on Twitter.

Loews Hotels’ announcement is the most recent in a parade of businesses that declared they are suspending political contributions to Republican candidates who objected over electoral vote counts to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s acquire.

Hawley was the first senator to say he would item to the Senate’s certification of the Electoral College or university rely based on baseless promises of fraud in the 2020 election.

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