Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Because of vaccines, we have a pathway out of this pandemic. COVID vaccines are safe, effective, and accessible. Please consider getting vaccinated.
[….] 5:56 PM · Aug 2, 2021
The marks aren’t there yet. Probably won’t ever be.
Learn the truth! The vaccine is not safe!! Look at the CDC website!!
Stop Gaslighting the public. According to VAERS over 11,000 have died from the vaccine and an equal amount have permanent disabilities from the JAB. Vaccinated people are being infected with COVID at the same rate as the unvaccinated. And you are calling it “safe & effective?”
Vaccines are killing more people than Covid now. The CDC buries the info on its website.
they do not work
Stop spreading lies! The vaccine is not safe! The test fir the vaccine has been recalled due to all false positive results. The vaccine has failed its peer test!! There is nothing safe about it!
You can’t possibly know if this is safe. It hasn’t been around long enough to know what long term effects are. List of things we were originally told were safe: cigarettes, baby powder, J&J suntan lotion, DDT, asbestos, Avandia, Zantak, the list is endless.
Jason Rosenbaum @jrosenbaum
Pretty strong and unequivocal message from @RoyBlunt as MO continues to deal with more Delta variant cases, especially in SW Missouri:
[….] 4:55 PM · Jul 14, 2021
Roy Blunt (r). Just a step or two…or three behind.
Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
I have directed our health department to let the federal government know that sending government employees or agents door-to-door to compel vaccination would NOT be an effective OR a welcome strategy in Missouri! 7:47 PM · Jul 7, 2021
S.1 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Introduced in Senate (03/17/2021)
For the People Act of 2021
This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.
Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.
The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.
Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.
Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.
The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.
The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.
Roy Blunt (r) [2016 file photo].
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
S.1 was written by one party acting alone.
S.1 was steered through Congress by one party acting alone.
The danger of such extreme changes being made by such tiny, partisan congressional majorities should be clear to everyone. 4:27 PM · Jun 22, 2021
There is much hilarity in the responses:
I wonder if you will remember this tweet when MO Republicans gerrymander US Congressional districts by dividing up Kansas City and leaving only one Democratic district in St. Louis.
Yes, the will of the majority in a democracy would just be absolutely tragic, huh?
WRONG!!! The real danger is the GQP enacting voter suppression bills all across the nation where the states are held by the GQP!! If this is truly a nation of government for and by the people, then voting is a right for ALL the people, not just who the GQP wants to vote!!!
Excuuuuusse me! When I cheat, it’s unacceptable for anyone to hold me accountable unless _I_ lead the charge in making sure I follow the rules!
Things like stacking the Supreme Court? Actions have consequences
It is hard not to see this as disingenuous when you have never once spoken out against Republican partisan voting rights led legislation that were down by one party acting alone
S.1 was written by one party alone because the other party refused to even talk about such a thing. Don’t put the blame for that on the Democrats, but on the Republicans, where it belongs.
The fact that you hate it. Proves it’s good for the country.
What? Yeah man they’re trying to protect the elections from YOU, why do you think you’re owed a say in that protection?
Republicans represent a minority of Americans. Majority rules.
The changes are not extreme. They are trying to protect America from turning into a failed state like Missouri.
Because the other party won’t give up trying to prevent people from voting. That’s your party, senator.
Stop tweeting this shit
Well, gee Roy. Maybe if you voted to bring it to debate you could have fixed some of that. /s
We all know who’s playing partisan games, Roy.
Choosing not to participate was the partisan part, Roy. That’s on you.
Why don’t you want all Americans to be able to vote?
Our Vote is our Voice.
I think your referring to the Republican agenda
Thank God you are not running for re-election.
Probably should have voted to debate it then
You refused to even debate it.
That would be too much work.
Are you still there?
Now do Supreme Court Justices!
Debate your points on the floor then. What are you afraid of?
I don’t think Republicans have a lot of credibility on this particular topic. Your dark-of-night, hidden session partisan bills are legendary.
All of the GOP voter suppression laws in the many states were written by the GOP acting alone. The GOP supported insurrection acting alone. The GOP refused to convict a rouge President – acting alone. The GOP packed the courts – acting alone.
no Republican wanted to participate in the process of ensuring that all voters’ rights are protected, and you think this is a negative of the legislation and not your party?
They’re funny that way.
I didn’t realize you were comatose for the Trump tax package and the failed Obamacare repeal.
That’s funny. Tiny majority. I guess you only like progress if it’s YOUR progress. Would be cool if you weren’t a sore loser. I mean if you had the heart to accept the will of the people and the will of a majority vote. What’s the danger?
C’mon Roy. You’re full of it and you know it.
Yeah, like Republican efforts to suppress voters isn’t partisan. If you can’t win on the issues, you gotta cheat, right? That’s the Republican way.
Tiny, partisan congressional minorities? You mean like leader McConnell refusing to give a sitting Presidents SC nominee a fair hearing? Or ramming thru another nominee 3 weeks prior to an election? Wow. The audacity of your statement is stunning.
Baloney. Republicans have had the opportunity to contribute through it all. And they have steadfastly refused to vote on anything even after negotiations. You know that. Why lie, Roy?
It’s in his nature.
Like the 2017 Tax cuts? Did you object then?
The GOP is acting alone in suppressing voters’ rights across the country. Did you object then?
That only the Democrats care about voters’ rights is an indictment on you, not them.
The GOP REFUSES to work on making access to voting easier for Americans.
Doesn’t that say more about the Republican Party than anything else?
You’re intentionally mischaracterizing the situation. Stop it.
You don’t get to complain after voting against the Jan. 6 commission. Take a seat Roy.
Somebody might take you seriously if they forgot that the only reason the party exists is to stop the Democrats. As if the GOP has acted in good faith bipartisan negotiations this century…
If your position is so strong, why won’t you engage in debate and prove it to the country?
The fact that you won’t even engage in debate implies that your case is not that strong, and perhaps the danger is not as large as you state.
S1 is a bill to make sure everyone who is legally able to vote is able to cast that vote. Why are you against making voting accessible to as many people as possible. Why do make a Democracy worse? Why are you content with diminishing the role of minorities in voting?
Either you believe in democracy or you don’t. Looks like we know what side you fall on. Missourians deserve better.
You’re too damned afraid to even debate it on the senate floor. Don’t spew your lies on Twitter. It’s bipartisan when YOU take part. You voted NO. Because you don’t want to be bipartisan. We got your number Roy.
AGAIN, Lying. The Democrats have been trying to reach across the aisle. Your party has blocked any attempt at bipartisanship. You are actively trying to slice up voter rolls and gerrymander minority rule. Don’t tell me this is harmful to democracy when you want pick your voters.
The Heartland POD @TheHeartlandPOD
Today the Senate voted 54-35 on a measure, and it didn’t pass. Seriously think about that. 54. Nearly 20% more YES than NO votes. In any other form of “democracy” that’s a blowout win. 1:58 PM · May 28, 2021
Roll Call Vote 117th Congress – 1st Session
Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture Re: Motion to Proceed to H.R. 3233)
Vote Number: 218
Vote Date: May 28, 2021, 11:24 AM
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Measure Number: H.R. 3233 (National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act )
Measure Title: A bill to establish the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex, and for other purposes.
Not Voting 11
Cory Booker @CoryBooker
Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection. Continuing to ignore facts and avoid pursuing the truth will do nothing to stop this from happening again.
[….] 12:18 PM · May 28, 2021
Senator Bernie Sanders (I) [2016 file photo].
Bernie Sanders @SenSanders
It’s a painful day for American democracy that Republicans blocked the creation of a commission to investigate the Jan. 6th insurrection. I applaud the six Republicans who voted for the commission, but I am saddened that so many are too intimidated by Trump to do the right thing. 12:14 PM · May 28, 2021
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) [2019 file photo].
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand @gillibrandny
Filibustering a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly violence of January 6th is absolutely shameful. Every single one of us who works in the Capitol — from the Senators to the support staff to the Capitol Police officers — deserved better. We need accountability.
[….] 1:00 PM · May 28, 2021
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Supreme Court Justices appointed by both Democrat and Republican presidents have shared the view that 9 is the right number of SCOTUS seats. 9:38 AM · Apr 11, 2021
Did you ask Merrick Garland?
As always, there’s much hilarity in the responses:
After the Jan 6 2021, I don’t believe too many of us care what you think anymore. @RoyBlunt #InsurrectionHasConsequences
Say his name. Say his name a few hundred times if you have to. Learn it. Any time you say anything about Democrats and the Supreme Court, this should pop into your mind:
This statement is blind to the entire history of the court, in the hopes of swaying the public in what seems a purposefully dishonest stance by a man who is supposedly a public servant.
But you’re cool with denying Obama’s pick in 2016 and packing the Court with 5 justices picked by presidents who lost the popular vote. So gaming the system is 100% OK when it benefits conservatives. Got it.
Well, now that you mention it.
You forgot to mention how 6 of the 9 justices were appointed by Republicans even though a Republican has gotten more votes than the democratic candidate exactly once since 1988. So please explain to us how the court is representative of the American people
There are 13 circuit courts. When the number was set at 9 – there were 9 circuits. Butt out.
So if 9 is this magical number that is sacred then why was it 8 for over a year from January 2016 to February 2017?
The number of Justices is neither outlined in the Constitution, nor historically stable or inflexible. If the leaning of the court were reversed you would be first in line to loudly call for more justices. Quit trying to mask your partisanship with weak justification
Thanks Senator, can you point me where in the Constitution it says the Supreme Court is made up of 9 justices? I can’t seem to find that part…
If Republicans can do anything they please with Supreme Court nominations, then Democrats can, too. That’s the way this works. MERRICK. GARLAND.
You and the GOP lost all credibility on this after you refused to seat Merrick Garland.
It’s hilarious that you think the SC isn’t partisan when you’ve gone out of your way to make it so…
Um. I’m sure you won’t mind if we don’t pay much attention to what your party has to say about the Supreme Court.
There is no “right number.” There have been more, there have been less. It is only the number it is now. That’s all.
Having nine Supreme Court Justices seems correct to you because six of them are conservative. I’m sure that fact has nothing to do with your opinion.
According to the Constitution it is not up to the Supreme Court’s justices to decide the appropriate number.
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
A democracy is a diverse group of people coming together and trying to reach the solution – it’s a give-and-take. I hope we get back to that.
[….] 12:30 PM · Mar 21, 2021
It’s one of two things. Either Roy Blunt (r) believes we’re all that stupid, or he is. It’s kind of hard to tell the difference these days.
As always, there is much hilarity in the responses:
Is this your apology for not standing up for our democracy when Trump lost?
Or for refusing to meet with Garland?
Or for jamming Barrett through?
Or for refusing to hold Trump accountable for his crimes?
Or is this just “Democrats should unilaterally surrender”?
Bro, remember when you acquitted the guy who tried to overturn an election?
It looks like ticket sales for Roy’s farewell tour are not selling well. It’s not a surprise given the material he’s been part of over the last few years.
The old tactic of revisionism isn’t working. Read the room, get off the stage!
Though true, your words ring hollow considering behavior the last several years. I hope in the time you have remaining as a Senator, you can be what all the people of Missouri need and not just representing a select few.
From Roy Blunt (r)? Not gonna happen.
What you talkin’ about, mister? “Get back to that?” The @gop has never about ‘coming together’ and ‘give-and-take’.
Uhh you didn’t seem to care about coming together when @LeaderMcConnell was ramming through Supreme Court justices
This was not the song you were singing while Trump was in the WH. Then it was ‘cram it through’ or ‘block anything proposed by Democrats.’ So soon you forget. Glad you’ll be gone in 2022.
Where were you during the last four years!?!?!? You’re one of the enablers.
Well, before then, too.
Dude. Your side did nothing but TAKE for years and years and years. Spare us the sanctimony now.
When will you start practicing this?
You go first. Tired of the things the GOP does and then tries to play the victim.
Arsonist laments the prevalence of fire.
Hahahahaha—-you slay me!
Your words are hollow. You’ve already sowed your legacy. You sold out your country to make a buck.
Your party’s at fault, insurrectionist.
Talk is cheap and in your case, worthless. You sold your soul to the Party and the Party is really nothing but everyone for themselves….#YouFailedMissourians #YouFailedThisCountry
You’ve got to be kidding me? Resign.
Do you think we are stupid? That we don’t remember the last 4 years of you doing whatever you wanted with no input from democrats? Fuck off
And what have you done to move us back towards that? The answer is nothing in case you are still searching for it. You’ve shown nothing but cowardice over the last four years and we as Missourians are lucky you’re quiting. Tool
What a hypocrisy – what group and what solution – you were ennobling this con Trump over the constitution and democracy and the country and you wanted to destroy a fair election so this con Trump can say in office and you are talking about coming together- you are evil and fake
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
On day one, President Biden suspended border wall funding – violating Congress’s constitutional power. Since then, we’ve seen the security of our southern border compromised.
B Yates, Cycologist @OldDrum
Replying to @RoyBlunt
I know this is unfair, but it needs to be asked. How many of the unaccompanied children entered the US through the unfinished section of the wall? 2:30 PM · Mar 18, 2021
Are you cashing that $1,400.00 check? Remember how it got to you. Remember who adamantly stood in the way.
The Senate vote on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021:
Roll Call Vote 117th Congress – 1st
Question: On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 1319, As Amended)
Vote Number: 110
Vote Date: March 6, 2021, 12:12 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2
Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: H.R. 1319 (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021)
Measure Title: A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S. Con. Res. 5.
Not Voting 1
Blunt (R-MO), Nay
Hawley (R-MO), Nay
Roy Blunt (r) [2016 file photo].
Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].
The House vote on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 72
H R 1319 YEA-AND-NAY 10-Mar-2021 2:08 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment
BILL TITLE: American Rescue Plan Act
—- YEAS 220 —
Cleaver —- NAYS 211 —
—- NOT VOTING 1 —
“…a partisan payoff..” Says the individual that got how much from the previous relief bill(s)?
Some of the responses:
Dear Vicky’s New Social Media Person—
You’re citing information that isn’t true. You’re trying to incite outrage to further divide a torn nation. And you’re parroting talking points that have been fact-checked + called false earlier today.
Be better than Vicky. Tell the truth.
Guess I won’t be buying anything at Heartland Tractor with that attitude.
Bipartisan: involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other’s policies.
Bipartisan dosen’t mean the GOP complains about a bill, that is supported by the majority, until they get their way of screwing over the American people.
Hartzler is lying. That’s why she is in the minority.
Big Poverty finally gets a win.
Thanks for assuring your constituents that you oppose the general will of the people.
Yeah…special interest in helping people, healthcare, arts and humanities, prisoners are humans that will need to build a life after prison…none of the things in this list are bad…Why are you like this, what is wrong with you?
So you voted No to not provide relief to Americans who need help now. Instead you would much rather take more time debating as the American people continue to struggle to pay for food/rent/mortgage. Makes perfect sense… The Majority of Americans support this bill.
Absolute hogwash, Vic. Stop lying.
Would you just shut the hell up. Americans are getting help in spite of you and all other Republicans obstructing it. Your only option now is to continue spinning your lies. You failed the American people at a time when they most needed help. Resign.