St. Louis lawyer Mark McCloskey, who made national headlines last year when he and his wife drew their guns and confronted Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home, is running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican.
An angry mob marched to destroy my home and kill my family, I took a stand to defend them.
I am a proven fighter against the mob
When the mob comes to destroy our home, our state, our nation— I’ll defend it
I will NEVER BACK DOWN
— Mark McCloskey (@Mark__McCloskey) May 19, 2021
“I’ve always been a Republican, but I’ve never been a politician,” McCloskey said on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday. “God came knocking on my door last summer disguised as an angry mob.”
On June 28, McCloskey and his wife Patricia brandished an assault rifle and a handgun, respectively, at protesters as they marched past the McCloskeys’ home. Video of the viral incident drew the attention of then-President Donald Trump, and Mark McCloskey was invited to speak at last year’s Republican National Convention.