publication date: Friday, January 8, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)

category: Government

clue: Missouri's junior senator, born on the brink of the 80s, was the first to announce his objection to certifying Joe Biden's electoral victory.

explanation: Hawley was born on December 31, 1979. He announced on December 30, 2020 that he would object to the certification of Biden's win in Congress a week later. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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