(Headline USA) Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump and Antifa agitators.
The conversative publisher Regnery announced Monday that Hawley’s “The Tyranny of Big Tech” will come out this spring.
“Regnery is proud to stand in the breach with him. And the warning in his book about censorship obviously couldn’t be more urgent,” Regnery President and Publisher Thomas Spence said in a statement.
Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, has been widely condemned for continuing with a challenge to Electoral College votes following the Jan. 6 protest that ended with the siege at the Capitol.
Thousands had gathered that day as Congress voted to certify a Joe Biden win over Trump.
Hawley and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, also a Regnery author, led objections in the Senate to Arizona’s and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes, asking for a special inquiry into voting irregularities in those states.
In a statement Thursday, Simon & Schuster announced that “After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C, Simon & Schuster has decided to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s forthcoming book, ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech.’
“We did not come to this decision lightly,” the publisher added. “As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints: at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.”
Hawley had threatened litigation after the cancellation.
“This could not be more Orwellian…,” he said. “Let me be clear, this is not just a contract dispute. It’s a direct assault on the First Amendment… I will fight this cancel culture with everything I have. We’ll see you in court.”
Adapted from reporting by Associated Press.