Mark McCloskey — the gun-toting St. Louis personal injury attorney who, along with his wife, Patricia, famously confronted Black Lives Matter protesters outside of their home last year — is reportedly considering a run for U.S. Senate in Missouri.
"I can confirm that it's a consideration, yes," McCloskey told Politico during an interview Tuesday.
Should he choose to enter the race, McCloskey would likely face off against other well-known candidates such as former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and state Attorney General Eric Schmitt in what is expected to be a hotly contested race to replace Republican Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.) following his retirement.
Last month, Blunt, who currently serves as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and ranking member of the Senate Rules Committee, announced he would not seek re-election when his term expires in 2022.
Politico reported Tuesday that McCloskey "had no timeline for making a decision about whether to enter the race," but noted that he spoke over the weekend at a Jackson County GOP dinner event where both Greitens and Schmitt were present.
The McCloskeys were thrust into the national spotlight last June when a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters broke into their private neighborhood and marched beside their home on their way St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's residence.
Claiming to act in fear for their lives and in defense of their property, the McCloskeys confronted the protesters outside their home wielding guns.
Amazingly, the McCloskeys were later charged with a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon/flourishing for their actions — while nine protesters initially charged with trespassing were let off scot-free.
The case drew attention from Republicans on the national stage, including former President Donald Trump, who called the charges "a disgrace" and pledged to "do everything he could within his powers to help with this situation."
Last August, the couple spoke virtually at the 2020 Republican National Convention. During their speech, they defended the president and blasted what they characterized as the Democrats' radical pro-violence agenda.
"It seems as if the Democrats no longer view the government's job as protecting honest citizens from criminals but rather protecting criminals from honest citizens," Mark McCloskey said, later arguing that "if you stand up for yourself, the mob, spurred on by allies in the media, will try to destroy you."
"Make no mistake: No matter where you live, your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats' America," Patricia McCloskey added.
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