And speaking of going……
It seems that the more conservative of the GOP are turning tail and running for the hills to hide from a revenging Trump.
Roy Blount of Missouri is the latest Repub to throw in the towel…..
Roy Blunt on Monday became the fifth Republican senator to announce that he’s calling it quits. The 71-year-old Missouri lawmaker said in a tweeted video that he will not seek reelection in 2022. Axios notes that Blunt is the fourth-ranking Republican in the Senate, and it ticks off the previous four GOP senators to announce their pending retirement: Richard Shelby of Alabama, Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Burr of North Carolina, and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Blunt was elected to the Senate in 2010, and prior to that he served as House GOP whip, notes Politico.
“After 14 general election victories—three to county office, seven to the United States House of Representatives, and four statewide elections—I won’t be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year,” Blunt said in his statement, per the Washington Post. He vowed to his constituents that he would “finish strong.” The Post notes that Blunt didn’t explicitly state his reason for stepping down.
I am sure he is leaving to “spend more time with my family”…..that one is as tired as our foreign policy.
Not to fret he will be part of the revolving door….from Congress to lobbyist.
Are these slugs leaving because they do not want to defend their undying support for Trump….or maybe it is their actions in Congress that fly in the face of the needs of the people in their state…..
My advice is that in 2022 the DNC needs to funnel cash into those states and try to win at least 3 of the 5 open seats in the US Senate….
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