Mark McCloskey files to run for U.S. Senate in Missouri
The state of play: In addition to his filing with the Federal Election Commission, McCloskey also launched a campaign website accepting donations for his bid.
- "Mark is a Conservative outsider who will bring backbone and guts to the US Senate to continue fighting for President Trump's agenda," his website states.
What he's saying: "When the angry mob came to destroy my house and kill my family, I took a stand against them," McCloskey told the camera in a campaign announcement video aired during an interview with Tucker Carlson on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Tuesday.
- "I have always been a Republican but never been a politician. God came knocking on my door disguised as an angry mob. It woke me up," McCloskey told Carlson.
- He went on to criticize the Biden administration for what he said was "a wholesale slaughter of our civil liberties" while bemoaning "cancel culture," among other complaints.
Flashback: Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both personal injury attorneys, were indicted in October on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with evidence after they pointed guns at anti-racism protestors from the lawn of the St. Louis mansion last July.
- Their actions made them popular in some conservative circles and were subsequently invited to speak at the Republican National Convention in August.
- They are due to stand trial in November
Editor's note: This article has been updated with McLoskey's comment on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."