FILE – In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Mark and Patricia McCloskey leave following a court hearing, in St. Louis. Mark McCloskey, a St. Louis personal injury lawyer, is on the verge of a 2022 Senate run. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
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.”
McCloskey added, the Senate needs people who won’t bow to the far-left and will fight for American values.