Mark McCloskey Announces Run for Missouri Senate Seat

by Alex Caldwell

Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer who received national attention after he and his wife, Patricia, raised guns at Black Lives Matter protestors demonstrating outside their home, announced that he is running for US Senate in Missouri.

McCloskey broke the news Tuesday that he is running to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., on Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Republican Mark McCloskey’s Senate Campaign Announcement Video

“When an angry mob marched to destroy my home and kill my family I took a stand to defend them,” said McCloskey in his announcement video. “I will never back down.”

The McCloskeys felt threatened after protestors stormed into their neighborhood after breaking down an iron gate and ignoring a “No Trespassing” sign last June. The protestors had reportedly yelled obscenities and threats at the couple who then came out of their home armed with an AR-15 and a handgun in “self-defense.”

Mark and Patricia McCloskey stand in front their house confronting protesters in their neighborhood. (Photo: Laurie Skrivan / St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

“God came knocking on my door last summer disguised as an angry mob, and it woke me up,” McCloskey told Tucker Carlson. “People don’t want any more posers going to D.C. All we hear is talk. Nothing ever changes. It seemed to me that people have to stand up.”

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, D-Mo., charged the McCloskeys with unlawful use of a weapon which prompted police to later confiscate their weapons. Former President Donald Trump said it was “disgraceful” that the McCloskeys faced charges. Gov. Mike Parson, R-Mo., vowed last summer to pardon the couple if convicted.

McCloskey faces a primary challenge from former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned in 2018 amid a sex scandal, as well as current Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. If McCloskey wins, he will be Missouri’s second Senator alongside Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.

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Carmine gazerro May 22, 2021 - 1:39 pm

We need Patriots now Forget Democrats their not democrats. Republican RINO Uni party we are killing. no more world order. Americans and America first. After we help every last American then we can help others. We will loose freedom and be a country where $600 week jobs will be upper middle class the dream will die. A welfare will be gone SS will be unfunded. we must have Democrats independence and Republicans all come together for America first and make America great for all Americans forget about color forget about race we’re all just Americans sick of all the nonsense on TV I feel closer to blacks and they’re more involved in my town than I’ve ever seen. Boca Raton one of the richest towns in the country they work here they live here and they’re great people and the TV wants to tell us that we don’t get along. The only unhappy black people or ones that live in democrat run cities because that’s the only part of this country that is systematically racist Democrat run Racism Bad schools keep them uneducated and unable to compete in job market. kkk was the democrat baby so was Margaret who started Planned Parenthood for the one reason to kill blacks this is the Democrat party maybe they’re just a smart KKK they don’t say they don’t act it they just do policies that destroy lives. If you live in a democrat run cities and you continue to vote for them how do you look around and say these people are doing a good job. Mark we’re behind you from Florida we will donate and help you clean up that state you and Josh will make a good team to protect the Constitution


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