Old acquaintances of Sen. Josh Hawley, a rising firebrand from the Trump era, claim the Missouri Republican is not the man they once knew.
Andrea Randle carpooled with Hawley when they both attended Lexington Middle School and recalls the now-41-year-old as being very sociable. One of the three black students in her grade at the time, Randle said she wrote to Hawley about her concerns after George Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis police custody over the summer. Though she never received a reply, Randle said she was surprised by Hawley’s public comments saying Floyd’s death was not the result of systemic racism.
“He’s not who he