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Joplin CEO denounces Hawley

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Joplin businessperson David Humphreys, who donated to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s first campaign, on Thursday denounced him.

Humphreys, president and CEO of Tamko Building Products, said Hawley, R-Missouri, is a “political opportunist” who used “irresponsible, inflammatory, and dangerous tactics” to help incite the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

Former U.S. Sen. Jack Danforth, Hawley’s political mentor, yesterday said supporting Hawley was “the worst mistake I ever made in my life.”

Additionally, Simon & Schuster canceled a contract with Hawley for an upcoming book release.

Read more from The Joplin Globe.

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