On Thursday night, the Jan. 6 committee gave a seamless presentation showing Donald Trump spent hours rebuffing all efforts around him to stop the violent mob from attacking the Capitol. His complete lack of action became an action itself, using his silence to encourage and embolden the mob he assembled.
But there was one moment of levity during the hearing: the moment Rep. Elaine Luria showed video of Sen. Josh Hawley running through the Capitol building as the mob inched closer to members of Congress. And then again running down an escalator. For reference, here is the video that sparked a thousand memes:
Now you’ve seen the original, let’s check out the reaction and the remixes. First up, here’s a snippet of Hawley’s segment being shown in the hearing room. Listen to the audible gasps and raucous laughter.
Not everyone was laughing. Former D.C. police officer Michael Fanone had some sharp words for Sen. Chickenshit from Missouri.
Little did Fanone and the world know, those of us in Kansas City have felt that way for quite some time. This was a photo I took at a lovely little watering hole in downtown Kansas City.
Of course, folks were clamoring for Hawley’s run to be put to the Benny Hill soundtrack and before long, Twitter users like Mallory Nees went all in, adding numerous musical overlays to Hawley’s dramatic escape.
No music, but I’m tossing this one in because it’s hilarious.
Did you see a remix or meme that had you in stitches? Share in the comments.