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That’s always the problem with legacy hires.

He thinks he’s running for something. Probably.

Jay Ashcroft (r) [2021 file photo]

As if gutting Roe v Wade wasn’t the first step on a long agenda.


November 29, 2022

Ashcroft Urges Blunt to Stop the Respect for Marriage Act

Jefferson City, Mo. — Today Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft urged United States Senator Roy Blunt to use whatever means possible to stop the passage of HB 8404, S. 4556: the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA).

Ashcroft, in a letter to Senator Blunt, wrote that the RFMA, “Specifically runs afoul traditional principles of federalism,” and that it will “embolden an already weaponized U.S. Department of Justice.

“RFMA significantly alters the balance between state and federal power,” wrote Ashcroft, “Missouri’s constitution already defines marriage; federal law need not.”

Ashcroft stated, “Missourians have overwhelmingly approved marriage as a bond between one man and one woman. Over seventy percent of Missourians amended the Missouri Constitution stipulating that “to be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman.”

He concluded the letter with a handwritten note urging Blunt to wholeheartedly represent his constituents in one of his last votes as a United States Senator. Ashcroft penned, “Please, I urge you to stand strong for Missourians.”


Outdated, antiquated, bigoted, pretentiously self righteous. So, what else is new?

Uh, U.S. Supreme Court, anyone? Anyone?

Sure, go ahead, run another ballot initiative on the subject – for the 2024 general election. I double dog dare you.

“Finally, it is highly inappropriate to pass such a controversial piece of legislation in a lame duck session after the people of this country have so recently rejected the congressional leadership at the ballot box.”

Amy Coney Barrett.

You get Andy Biggs (r).

Lame attempt at spin there. Let’s ask “Leader” Mitch McConnell (r) all about that, shall we?

* Original working headline: “The turd doesn’t drop far from the asshole”