You may remember Mark and Patricia McCloskey making national headlines in July 2020 when they drew weapons on protestors outside their home at the height of the #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations.
Mark McCloskey has now chosen to pursue a different career path, which happens to be in politics, as he recently declared his candidacy for the United States Senate in Missouri.
Many Americans will never forget the picture of Mark McCloskey, armed with an assault rifle outside his St. Louis home alongside his wife Patricia (who was also armed), who caused national outrage for their conduct during last summer’s police brutality protests.
However, according to @CNN, McCloskey has just launched his campaign for a Republican U.S. Senate seat in Missouri. “I’ve always been a Republican, but I have never been a politician, but you know, God came knocking on my door last summer disguised as an angry mob, and it really did wake me up.”
McCloskey is running for the Senate seat occupied by fellow Republican Roy Blunt, who announced earlier this year that he will not seek reelection. McCloskey’s official website is currently accepting donations in order to prepare for the expensive endeavor of running for political office. Mark and Patricia McCloskey pleaded not guilty to firearms and evidence tampering charges in October of last year, as we previously stated.
They appeared at the Republican National Convention just months before to support Donald Trump’s failed reelection attempt in the 2020 presidential election.