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Roy Blunt (r) [2016 file photo].

Yesterday from Roy Blunt (r):

Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Over the last 2 years, Congress has provided more than $80 billion for the administration to improve & expand COVID-19 testing capabilities. Congress, and the American people, need to know the administration’s strategy & how @HHSgov is using taxpayer funding.
11:12 AM · Jan 4, 2022

“Over the last 2 years…”

Joe Biden was sworn in as President on January 20, 2021, less than twelve months ago.

On March 18, 2021, nine months ago, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The vote was 50-49.

Vote Summary
Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation: Xavier Becerra, of California, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services)
Vote Number: 125
Vote Date: March 18, 2021, 11:59 AM
Required For Majority: 1/2
Vote Result: Nomination Confirmed
Nomination Number: PN78-2
Nomination Description: Xavier Becerra, of California, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Vote Counts:
YEAs 50
NAYs 49
Not Voting 1

Blunt (R-MO), Nay

[emphasis added]

Roy Blunt (r) voted “No”.

What an asshole.

Some of the Twitter responses to Roy Blunt (r):

Suddenly, you’re so concerned.

We noticed that, too.

Were you worried in summer 2020 when we learned Jared Kushner spent tax payer $ on test kits and held them back? I had covid in July 2020 and waited in line 5 days in a row for 2 hours a day to get a test. We still don’t have an answer about where those tests went? Why?

Isn’t this a state problem? Isn’t the money sent to them to manage this??

Mike Parson (r). He’s not concerned.

Isn’t this where MO AGO sues? How is a mask mandate considered “government control” but suing school districts and county health to prohibit masks not “government control”?

There is a test shortage because Republicans refuse to get vaccinated. According to Gallup, 40% of Republicans “don’t plan” to get vaccinated, versus 26% of Independents and just 3% of Democrats. Use your voice to convince Republicans to get vaccinated.

What happened, Roy? Didn’t get a cut you were expecting? Your state fights protection measures in court, & distorts test/case results. Biden is ramping tests up mega-fold. If people would get vaxxed & practice safety measures, we wouldn’t need so many tests. Help w/ solutions

Republicans were in charge the first year. The only plan was the President’s son-in-law telling Governors to “work the phones.”

After Trump said stop testing? Parson says MO has a stock pile of tests. Where the hell are they? Might want to take a look at your party/cult.

Roy, the governor of the state you represent (but don’t live in) just washed his hands of Covid mitigation.

Meanwhile, we are again hitting unprecedented Covid infection rates. The ICUs are near capacity AGAIN.

Why not find out WHY our Governor is AWOL in this fight?

Because you are just a spectator in the government. Apparently

2 years ago?

Who was president then?

Well what does it matter our Governor says get it, deal with it, and what happens happens. Mo. from a GOP leadership perspective has no intention of doing anything to mitigate the virus anymore. Parsons says we’re GOOD, the kings have spoken so the commoners must submit.

Such chutzpah, Roy.