Senator Josh Hawley has lost his book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster after Monday’s events at the Capitol building.
His book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” was scheduled for release in the summer of 2021, but will no longer be published or distributed by S&S. According to The Hill, Hawley’s stance on objecting to the Electoral College certification caused them to pull the plug.
“After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, DC, Simon & Schuster has decided to cancel the publication of Sen. Josh Hawley’s forthcoming book,” Simon & Schuster said in a press release on their web site.
“We did not come to this decision lightly. As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints: at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom,” they continued.
Hawley called the move “Orwellian” and a direct assault on free speech.