UPDATED 8:35 AM PT – Wednesday, May 19, 2021
A man who gained fame for defending his home from Black Lives Matter protesters last year has made a bid for the Senate. On Tuesday, attorney Mark McCloskey officially launched his Senate campaign in the state of Missouri.
McCloskey, a political outsider, said he was encouraged to run for office after campaigning with 45th President Trump during the 2020 elections. In campaign video posted on Twitter the attorney also said he received a wake-up call when far-left Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters marched through his neighborhood last July.
“I am a proven fighter against the mob,” he stated. “When the mob comes to destroy our home, our state, our nation — I’ll defend it.”
An angry mob marched to destroy my home and kill my family, I took a stand to defend them.
I am a proven fighter against the mob
When the mob comes to destroy our home, our state, our nation— I’ll defend it
I will NEVER BACK DOWN
— Mark McCloskey (@Mark__McCloskey) May 19, 2021
McCloskey added, the Senate needs people who won’t bow to the far-left and will fight for American values.