Josh Hawley, Senator from Missouri, just announced that he would be objecting on January 6th on behalf of about 75 million Americans who are concerned with election integrity. Senator Hawley understandably received a significant number of comments in response to his tweeted statement, some positive and some negative.
But perhaps one of the more interesting comments came from Walmart’s verified Twitter account saying, “Go ahead. Get your 2 hour debate. #soreloser.”
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) December 30, 2020
I mean, really, who is Walmart to call Josh Hawley, who is representing fully half of the country, a sore loser for exercising his constitutional right to object to the electoral certification? It’s certainly not unprecedented, as Senator Hawley detailed in his official statement. Democrats in Congress objected during the certification following both the 2004 and 2016 elections. It’s only now that Republicans are objecting that the practice is suddenly vilified.
The Senator rightly called out the massive commercial retailer for insulting millions of Americans and asked if they’d like to apologize “for the pathetic wages you pay your workers as you drive mom and pop stores out of business.”
But of course, Walmart quickly claimed that they had “mistakenly” called Josh Hawley a “sore loser.”
Casey Staheli, Walmart’s senior manager of national media relations, told Newsweek,
“The tweet was mistakenly posted by a member of our social media team who intended to publish this comment to their personal account. We have removed the post and have no intention of commenting on the subject of certifying the Electoral College. We apologize to Senator Hawley for this error and any confusion about our position.”
Oh, the old “accidentally posted to the verified twitter account instead of your personal account” excuse. Used by many and just as lame as always.