It was touted as a speech outlining how America should reform the global economy and stand up to China, but Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday were directed at a decidedly domestic audience.
Hawley is a rising star among Republicans jockeying to be the heir apparent to President Donald Trump as the party’s nationalist standard-bearer. The 40-year-old senator has seized on the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to advance the anti-China hawkishness that helped Trump win the White House in 2016. On Wednesday he outlined a Trump-like platform based on acting tough, blowing up international institutions,
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