Editorial: Hawley’s latest attention-grabbing stunt could endanger national security

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sen. Showy McShowboat, R-Mo., is at it again. Josh Hawley, Missouri’s Republican junior senator, has long chased national attention with headline-grabbing antics, quixotic legislation and plain old-fashioned demagoguery. Now he says he’ll gum up the works on State Department and Defense nominees unless President Joe Biden’s foreign policy team resigns over the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. It’s a ridiculous demand, and Hawley knows it. But as always with him, the headline is the point. As this newspaper and others have said, the Afghanistan withdrawal was indeed handled abysmally. But t…

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