April 25, 2018/Press Release

Hawley Returns Packwood Donation but Refuses to Return $50K from Greitens

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Associated Press yesterday reported that Josh Hawley recently accepted a $1,000 campaign contribution from former U.S. Senator Bob Packwood, who resigned in 1995 “after the Senate Ethics Committee voted to expel him” amid disturbing allegations that he sexually harassed and/or assaulted multiple women who worked with or for him during his time in the Senate. When pressed, Hawley’s campaign said he would return the contribution — raising serious questions about why Hawley continues to refuse to return the $50,000 in contributions he has received from Governor Greitens.

As a reminder, Hawley has called allegations of sexual misconduct against Governor Greitens “shocking” and “certainly impeachable.” Hawley said in February that he had “not accepted monies from sexual harassers.”

“Josh Hawley said unequivocally in February that he would not take money from sexual harassers. The fact that Hawley thinks he can get away with not returning Greitens’ contributions says all you need to know about his priorities and his values: Josh Hawley will always put himself, his friends, and his allies first.”

Missouri Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Brooke Goren