WASHINGTON, D.C. (KFVS) - Approximately a dozen protesters with the group ShutDownDC gathered outside the northern Virginia home of U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Monday night, January 4.
In a video, the group could be heard and seen shouting “When democracy is under attack, what do we do? Stand up for ourselves!”
At least three participants could also be seen going up to the door of Hawley’s residence with a sign as a protester used a bullhorn to lead chants.
In a released statement, ShutDownDC called the protest a vigil to demand Hawley to drop his plans to contest the Electoral College certification process on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
In a tweet Hawley called the the protesters “Antifa scumbags” and said he and his family will not be intimidated by “leftwing violence.”
Hawley claims the group vandalized property and tried to pound open the door to the home.
The senator went on to say that he was in Missouri at the time of the protest, but his wife and newborn daughter were home because they can not travel at this time.
ShutDownDC said they delivered a copy of the Constitution to his door, while chanting, singing songs and sharing their stories for about 30 minutes.
The group also responded to Hawley’s tweet by calling him a “snowflake.”