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Josh Hawley’s wife files criminal complaint over protest outside their Virginia home

The wife of Republican Sen. Josh Hawley has filed a criminal complaint against the organizer of a protest which took place outside the couple’s Virginia home. 

Erin Morrow Hawley filed the complaint in a Fairfax County court on Friday, with the defendant identified as Patrick Young. 

On January 4, Young – who describes himself on Twitter as an ‘organizer, agitator and educator’ – led a noisy demonstration outside Hawley’s home, angered by the senator’s plans to object to Electoral College counts confirming that Joe Biden won the Presidential election. 

Video from the event shows about a dozen protesters chanting and shouting through megaphones before writing on the sidewalk with chalk and walking up to the couple’s doorstep. 

Erin Morrow Hawley, the wife of Republican Sen. Josh Hawley has filed a criminal complaint against the organizer of a protest which took place outside the couple’s Virginia home. The couple is pictured together in recent photo 

On January 4, around a dozen protesters descended on the Hawley's Virginia home. The protesters were filmed chanting and shouting through megaphones before writing on the sidewalk with chalk and walking up to the couple's doorstep

On January 4, around a dozen protesters descended on the Hawley’s Virginia home. The protesters were filmed chanting and shouting through megaphones before writing on the sidewalk with chalk and walking up to the couple’s doorstep

Hawley, who serves as the junior senator from Missouri, was out of state at the time, but his wife, Erin Morrow Hawley, and their baby were inside the three-story home as the demonstration took place.

Hawley, who serves as the junior senator from Missouri, was out of state at the time, but his wife, Erin Morrow Hawley, and their baby were inside the three-story home as the demonstration took place.

Erin Morrow Hawley filed the complaint in a Fairfax County court on Friday, with the defendant identified as Patrick Young (pictured). Young- who describes himself on Twitter as an 'organizer, agitator and educator' - says he has heard nothing about the criminal complaint

Erin Morrow Hawley filed the complaint in a Fairfax County court on Friday, with the defendant identified as Patrick Young (pictured). Young- who describes himself on Twitter as an ‘organizer, agitator and educator’ – says he has heard nothing about the criminal complaint 

Police were called to the premises and the crowd was dispersed. 

At the time, law enforcement officials described the protesters as ‘peaceful’ and there were no reports of arrests. 

Hawley, who serves as the junior senator from Missouri, was out of state at the time, but his wife and their six-week-old daughter Abigail were inside the three-story home as the demonstration took place. 

The senator subsequently tweeted: Tonight while I was in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can´t travel,’ Hawley wrote on Twitter. 

‘They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door. Let me be clear: My family & I will not be intimidated’. 

He later added that his family were ‘terrorized’.  

Hawley claimed his family were 'threatened' and 'terrorized' during  by demonstrators

Hawley claimed his family were ‘threatened’ and ‘terrorized’ during  by demonstrators 

On Friday, Young told ABC News he had heard nothing about a criminal complaint. 

According to the news network, a magistrate found ‘probable cause’ to issue a misdemeanor summons in the case.  

Young subsequently released a statement saying: ‘If a summons has been issued, it is outrageous that a rich and powerful person — a United States senator — can go to their magistrate to get a summons to harass a normal person’.

The demonstration did little to deter Hawley from voting against confirming the Electoral College count on January 6 – two days after the protest. 

The Missori senator even chose to go ahead with his objection to the vote in spite of the siege on the US Capitol Building which occurred the same day.  

The demonstration did little to deter Hawley from voting against confirming the Electoral College count on January 6 - two days after the protest. He is pictured giving a salute to supporters on the day

The demonstration did little to deter Hawley from voting against confirming the Electoral College count on January 6 – two days after the protest. He is pictured giving a salute to supporters on the day 

Hawley (pictured with President Trump last November) objected to the Electoral College Count confirming Joe Biden won the 2020 election

Hawley (pictured with President Trump last November) objected to the Electoral College Count confirming Joe Biden won the 2020 election

 Hundreds of violent Trump supporters stormed into the building on January 6, just hours after Hawley spoke at President Trump’s ‘Stop the Steal’ rally.

Hawley has been married to his wife Erin since 2010. 

The couple has two sons, Elijah and Blaise, and a daughter, Abigail, born in November of last year.  

Morrow Hawley is an associate professor of law at the University of Missouri. 

Hawley has been married to his wife Erin since 2010. They share three children together

Hawley has been married to his wife Erin since 2010. They share three children together 

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