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The St. Louis lawyer who pointed his gun at BLM protesters last year confirms he’s running for Senate


FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. Authorities executed a search warrant Friday evening, July 10, 2020, at the St. Louis mansion owned by the McCloskey's, a white couple whose armed defense of their home during a racial injustice protest last month made national headlines. said. Joel Schwartz, who is now representing the couple, confirmed on Saturday that a search warrant was served, and that the gun Mark McCloskey was seen holding during last month's protest was seized.  (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Mark and Patricia McCloskey standing armed outside their house as protesters walked past in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mark McCloskey and his wife pointed guns at protesters passing by their home last year.
McCloskey announced his Senate run on Tuesday.
He told Fox News the moment “really did wake me up” and inspired his run.
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The lawyer who pointed his gun at Black Lives Matter protesters during a June 2020 demonstration confirmed he is running for the Senate.

Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, pointed their guns at protesters as they passed by their house in a gated community in St. Louis, Missouri.

He told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that he was running.

“I've always been a Republican, but I've never been a politician,” he said. “But, you know, God came knocking on my door last summer disguised as an angry mob, and it really did wake me up.”

-Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 19, 2021

He had teased a run last month.

A St. Louis grand jury indicted the couple on charges of exhibiting guns at a protest and evidence tampering. They pleaded not guilty.

The couple was invited to speak at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

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