Regnery will publish Hawley’s book, titled “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” in the spring, according to a news release from the publisher.
Just one day after the riot took place, Simon & Schuster announced that it would no longer publish Hawley’s book. “After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Simon & Schuster has decided to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s forthcoming book,” the company said in a statement.
“We did not come to this decision lightly,” the publisher added. “As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints: at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.”
Hawley responded at the time by calling the move “Orwellian,” and claiming it was a “direct assault on the First Amendment” even though the First Amendment pertains to government restrictions on free speech and not the decisions of private companies.
“Not so long ago, publishing professionals would have been horrified to be accused of it. Today they compete to see who can proclaim his blacklist with the fiercest invective,” he said.