The St. Louis lawyer who pointed his gun at BLM protesters last year confirms he's running for Senate
- Mark McCloskey and his wife pointed guns at protesters passing by their home last year.
- McCloskey announced his Senate run on Tuesday.
- He told Fox News the moment "really did wake me up" and inspired his run.
The lawyer who pointed his gun at Black Lives Matter protesters during a June 2020 demonstration confirmed he is running for the Senate.
Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, pointed their guns at protesters as they passed by their house in a gated community in St. Louis, Missouri.
He told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that he was running.
"I've always been a Republican, but I've never been a politician," he said. "But, you know, God came knocking on my door last summer disguised as an angry mob, and it really did wake me up."
-Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 19, 2021
A St. Louis grand jury indicted the couple on charges of exhibiting guns at a protest and evidence tampering. They pleaded not guilty.
The couple was invited to speak at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
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