Mark McCloskey, who pointed a gun at a BLM protest, suffered a tricky defeat within the major

Mark McCloskey, the Trump-backed candidate who gained notoriety after he and his wife pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their homes were punished Tuesday during the Republican primary in Missouri Senate.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt easily won the race. When most results were tallied, he had more votes than his two closest rivals — U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler and scandal-plagued former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens — combined.

Meanwhile, McCloskey trailed in fifth place with just 3 percent of the vote.

In November, Schmitt will be opposed by beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine, who defeated Marine Corps veteran Lucas Kunce and nine others in the Democratic primary.

McCloskey joined the crowd of 21 people republicans is running for GOP senator Roy Bluntseat under Blunt announced last year that he would not seek a third term.

All the candidates were Donald Trump Supporters and 2020 election deniers. But in a final push for votes ahead of Tuesday’s primary, McCloskey declared himself the only “real MAGA” candidate after former president endorsed “Eric” in the race, despite three candidates in the race having that name.

“Apparently Donald Trumpconfirmed all three,” McCloskey said in the posted video Twitter. “Well, my name is Mark McCloskey, and I can tell you one thing: there is one true MAGA, America first, strong border, law and order, true American patriot in this race, and that is me.

Newsweek has reached out to the McCloskey campaign for comment on the primary results.

Mark McCloskey trailed in fifth place after Tuesday’s Republican primary for the US Senate. Above, McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, walk outside the Kenosha County Courthouse in 2021. November 15 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Nathan Howard/Getty Images

McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, gained national attention after their 2020 June 28 waved guns at protesters outside his home in St. Louis.

McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle and his wife brandished a semi-automatic pistol as demonstrators walked down a private street during protests sparked by the police killing. George Floyd in Minneapolis. There were no shots, no one was injured.

The pair have been praised by Trump and other conservatives when they spoke during an opening night speech in 2020. At the Republican convention.

The couple, both lawyers, said he felt threatened by the protesters, who drove past their homes to demonstrate in front of the nearby mayor’s house. But special prosecutor Richard Callahan said an investigation found the protesters were peaceful.

Both pleaded guilty to wrongdoing for the incident and was fined. Missouri’s Republican governor, Mike Parson, pardoned them last year.

in February, The Missouri Supreme Court placed the couple on probation however, allowed them to continue practicing law for another year. They must also provide 100 hours of free legal services.

Leave a Comment