“I’ve always been a Republican, but I have never been a politician,” he said Tuesday on Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “But you know, God came knocking on my door last summer disguised as an angry mob, and it really did wake me up.”
A campaign website soliciting donations for a Senate bid for McCloskey launched Tuesday.
The McCloskeys drew national attention in late June after they were seen on video brandishing guns outside their mansion at protesters walking on a private street to the home of St. Louis’ mayor.
In videos posted to social media, Mark McCloskey is seen holding a long rifle and Patricia McCloskey a handgun as demonstrators — who were protesting Mayor Lyda Krewson’s decision to publish the names and addresses of people in favor of police reform — walked outside their home.
The couple pleaded not guilty in October to weapons and evidence tampering charges.
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