Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer who became infamous online after brandishing an assault weapon at passing protesters during the summer, is back in the news after announcing he's considering a run for Senate.
Embraced by the Republican party as a hero, McCloskey was invited to speak during the Republican Convention.
During an interview on Tuesday, April 20, McClosky confirmed his thoughts, saying:
"I can confirm that it's a consideration, yes."
A couple has come out of their house and is pointing guns at protesters in their neighborhood #StLouis #lydakrewson https://t.co/ZJ8a553PAU— Daniel Shular (@Daniel Shular)1593390446.0
Mark McCloskey, Lawyer Who Defended Home Against BLM Demonstrators, Considering Senate Run https://t.co/bDbJ6FmMlz https://t.co/c16nteXPOX— The Daily Wire (@The Daily Wire)1619020626.0
Not Mark McCloskey possibly running for senate in Missouri. I swear we are all living in some dystopian nightmare. https://t.co/ZaOn56q5Sz— Marquis Govan (@Marquis Govan)1618491744.0
@JeffSmithMO Neither have the right caliber.— Stand to your glasses steady (@Stand to your glasses steady)1618499862.0
Twitter was pretty terrified by the idea of a Senator McCloskey.
@MarquisGovan1 Guess I'm gonna get me a gun, a website, some bad press and run for office! Yippee ki ya yay— Katymarie 🧭 (@Katymarie 🧭)1618493300.0
@MarquisGovan1 https://t.co/IGmPxH3TXF— Treey 🌲 Park (@Treey 🌲 Park)1618496273.0
@MarquisGovan1 every day I feel more like this @poorlycatdraw drawing https://t.co/D8gsAOr6JT— me (@me)1618493482.0
After their gun-wielding incident, the McCloskeys became minor conservative celebrities.
@MarquisGovan1 Omg that is disgusting.— Emac in the STL 🌹✊🧀 (@Emac in the STL 🌹✊🧀)1618492188.0
@MarquisGovan1 🙄😬😒🤬 https://t.co/bcwQzbWkEN— Admiral Merlin 🧙🏼🎭 (@Admiral Merlin 🧙🏼🎭)1618523204.0
@stltoday These people couldn’t get elected to their home owners association board.— Larry Thomas (@Larry Thomas)1619038572.0
McCloskey also recently spoke at a Missouri Republican donor event alongside two politicians gunning for the state's opening Senate seat, Governor Eric Greitens and Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
Sigh. https://t.co/hUiPRMCMhE— McMarkerson (@McMarkerson)1619013845.0
It's unclear whether the blessing of former President Donald Trump will be enough to turn the personal injury lawyer into a Senator.
@New_Narrative It's Crazytown!— Mick Casey (@Mick Casey)1619006507.0
@FOX13News Maybe he should deal with his legal problems first.— CFLPhinsFan 💉 (@CFLPhinsFan 💉)1619016751.0
If one is looking to become a politician, it seems all it takes to become a viable candidate in the Republican party is the willingness to openly threaten unarmed protesters.
The city of St. Louis, Missouri filed charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey for unlawful use of a weapon—a class E felony, with a possible maximum sentence of four years in prison and a fine of $10,000.