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.
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
Given how much President Biden loves to talk about unity, his budget shows he’s only interested in uniting his party and putting the interest of his political allies first. 2:44 PM · Apr 10, 2021
There is, of course, much hilarity in the responses:
With all due respect, @RepJasonSmith, you represent a district with extreme poverty and lack of funding for quality education. So far, Biden’s Relief Bill and his initial budget proposal would do more for your district than you ever have in your many years in DC.
GOP’s big lie: Cut taxes on the rich and it will trickle down.
*Between 1989 and 2020, the wealth of the top 1% grew by $23.83 T as that of the bottom 50% by only $1.73 T.
*The top 10% could pay off the national debt and still hold more wealth than the next 90%.
Members of your party appear to have a problem with taking care of the elderly. I’m assuming not all old people are wealthy Republicans? Care to comment? Offer alternatives? Anything?
How are programs that help average Americans and infrastructure that helps everyone put his political allies’ interest first?
It is sure a step up and from the Republican big lie, “Cut taxes on the rich, and it will trickle down.”
He pretty much has unity with a significant number of your constituents; you know, the people you have abandoned to wallow in conspiracy theories. He cares about their future. You don’t.
The nerve of that guy wanting to pull us out of this spiralling, out of control pandemic and recession.
The majority of Americans are in favor, so how is that not unifying Americans?
For example 70% of Americans want gun safety laws yet 100% of Republicans are against it. Unity should involve what Americans want, not party leaders or lobbyists.
Talk to a Missourians that haven’t given you a bunch of money.
Gosh if only he used polite methods like having a group of stooges storm the capital to try and murder his political opponents.
And just how does one negotiate with the party that incited insurrection, ran a disinfo campaign on their own constituents, has no legislation of their own in mind, & only serves to impede getting anything done? Maybe potus is open to suggestions on that.
I think he’s uniting VOTERS just fine thank you.
Passing a bill that only 1% benefited from was real “unifying.”
Y’all need to check the approval rating champ. Gaslighting isn’t a solution. Performative politics isn’t a policy and the only GQP actions in last 4 yrs were for rich corporate donors NOT regular people. do your job, start with becoming solution oriented and real dialogue
Since the Republicans didn’t do shit for four years. President Biden will finally get it done. You can go hang out with Matt Gaetz. He needs a FRIEND right now.
Ouch. That one left a mark.
I guess you missed it polling shows that a bipartisan majority of Americans support the budget, the stimulus and infrastructure. It’s the @SenateGOP @HouseGOP that have failed to be bipartisan. You know all of you that voted against checks 2 citizens & support for sm business
Oh really? Is that why his policies have the support of a majority of the American people, from all parties? Washington R’s have been given opportunities to negotiate but seem more interested in opposing meaningful legislation & making outrageous demands. Why is that?
Which Biden proposals have the support of less than 50% of the country? Generally his proposals have had from 55% to 80% public support so ….
What is it with Missouri? Is there something in the water?
You don’t want to unite, you want to control, big difference
You’re bad at this.
What are you even talking about, ya doorknob
What’s the point in negotiating with a party whose objective is to simply strip the government for parts and tell people it doesn’t work? Come up with a real solution to a problem, try that first. Then let’s negotiate. Until then, you should donate your salary since it’s a waste.
The voters seem fairly unified. It’s the Republican party that seems out of step.
That’s why Biden has a 66+% approval rating, and most of the country supports his major policies by about 70%. Its only you reflexive jerks in the Congressional GOP who are fighting him on everything, just for the sake of fighting, because you have no principles, or policy.
Republicans that live near me are happy with their stimulus checks and looking forward to repaving roads that are now mainly dirt and bringing broadband internet to our area.
Go sell your lies somewhere else.
Yeah, his allies, the American people. Your allies? Nazi fascists who want to destroy democracy for their own power.
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Joe Biden saying the Second Amendment is a “phony argument” – which about sums up his view of the Constitution in general
[….] 12:24 PM · Apr 8, 2021
As always, there is much hilarity in the responses:
How does what Biden did invalidate the 2nd Amendment?
While you are at it, why do we ban almost all civilians from owning a machine gun? Is it a phony argument that this ban is not supported by the 2nd Amendment?
Tell us, Josh.
What does well-regulated mean.
Whatever the NRA tells him it means.
Even in the 2nd Amendment, The word “regulated” appears several times in the US Constitution. Its meaning is clear.
Inciting insurrection is yet another matter and you are
#GuiltyAF Josh Hawley!
Tfw well regulated militia means nothing to you
You should watch this again because that’s NOT what he said.
You obviously believe the Constitution is a phony argument as you were a leader of the terrorist attack on January 6. I guess the saying “It takes one to know one” is true.
Well REGULATED militia. Y’all seem to forget that part all the them. Thank goodness Biden doesn’t.
That’s not what he said but nice try with the clip out of context for more fear mongering. Doing nothing isn’t working
When did he EVER refer to the whole constitution? He speaking about the 2nd amendment and gun laws, don’t twist his words
Josh here doesn’t understand the concept of militia apparently.
…said a guy who literally incited an armed seige of his own government.
Senators that are owned by the gun lobby & incite insurrections can sit this one out
even Scalia said the Second Amendment was not absolute and gun ownership could be regulated.
Were you upholding the constitution when you invited a mob to invade the Capitol resulting in 6 deaths?
“Josh Hawley: The Face of New American Fascism”
“Hawley was the first senator to announce his plan to oppose the certification of Biden’s Electoral College win. Hawley’s action was “motivated by ambition” & to be the first member of the “Sedition Caucus”
you’re putting words he didn’t say in @potuss mouth and you know it full well
@POTUS said that no constitutional provision is absolute, and furthermore that he’s not doing anything contrary to the 2nd Amendment
Why do Republicans have such an aversion to the truth?
Why aren’t you in prison for sedition yet?
Don’t you ever get tired of misleading the American people Josh? Because we’re sure tired of it.
And we’ll never forget 1/6/21.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Admitting you’re part of a militia may NOT be in your best interests right now Joshy.
The new phrase appears to be “minutemen of the state”.
Didn’t they teach you “no amendment to the Constitution is absolute” when you were in law school? How could you have been a constitutional law professor and not know that?
Aww Josh..someday..when you grow out of puberty you’ll understand
Remind me again how many amendments have the word “regulated” in it.
Yeah, that and the photo are gonna keep coming up in perpetuity.
How come they won’t let me have a nuclear warhead ? My right to bear arms is being infringed !!!!
Trebuchet. What it lacks in rate of fire it makes up for in ammo flexibility.
That’s rich coming from the guy who tried to bring down our government.
You’ve finally answered the question “is Josh Hawley full of shit or just stupid?”.
Clearly you’re both!
Well what part of “well regulated militias” is true and applicable to life in 21st century America?
Using old language and obsolete circumstances to justify unregulated use of firearms is phony.
Like if you care about the constitution.
What part of “well-regulated” don’t you get, Josh? And what part of the 2nd Amendment isn’t a suicide pact?
Also, every constitutional right isn’t without limits, even the 2nd Amendment. But you know you that already, Yale Boy. You’re just leveraging white grievance for power.
but josh you’re an insurrectionist that supported overthrowing american democracy. if you think you’ll be remembered for anything else, you’re kidding yourself.
Maybe Josh or some other constitutional scholar can explain why I can’t buy Stinger missiles at Cabela’s. I can see why the 2A won’t let me buy arms that I can’t physically bear, but shoulder fired missiles seem like they’d be covered.
We’re telling you. Trebuchet is the thing.
Your sedition demonstrates your hate for that American document.
Always superficial in your argument; rarely any depth of understanding.
Whereas Hawley has always preferred sedition and treason.
Says the man who pumpfisted the insurrectionists before they stormed the capitol and tried to undo our whole consitutional system.
If you’re so strict about the Constitution then you should resign based on the 14th
Thank you for demonstrating another phony argument. This is fun, do another one
Josh tried to cancel half of America’s votes in the last election because he thought it would be an easy way to kickstart his 2024 campaign.
Maybe he should sit this one out.
Insurrections lecturing about the constitution, that’s rich
What part of “regulated militia” is it hard for you to understand?
People who raise a fist in support of insurrectionists lose their seat at the table. The FBI is comin’ for you, it’s just a matter of time…
That is called broken logic. He said the arguments abusing the second amendment are phony, not the second amendment.
I don’t expect you to be able to manage consistent logic.
All criticism and no action. That sums you up.
Ahh January 6 guy thinking he can speak with authority on the constitution.
We don’t take advice on the Constitution from seditionists.
Dude, you backed an insurrection to try to overthrow the government. You have no interest in the Constitution. THIS is a phony argument.
No. He said there were phony arguments about the second amendment.
Sedition is not constitutional….
Remember that “well regulated” part? You guys always forget that part.
Republicans: “The Constitution is absolute!”
The Constitution: “I have 27 Amendments.”
He didn’t say that. Do better.
Benedict Hawley says what?
Go fuck yourself, traitor.
What does the term “well regulated” mean to you?
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Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
New pictures of Joe Biden’s border crisis – hundreds of children jammed into holding pens designed for just a few dozen, unsanitary conditions, total chaos
[….] 3:21 PM · Mar 30, 2021
Some of the responses:
Did you visit the border during the previous guy’s time !!!
First image, chief. You’re never shaking this shit off
Old pictures of you being an insurrectionist
Picture of @HawleyMO giving a “heil” to his brownshirts.
Picture of how Josh Hawley saw himself on #Jan6
Watching Republicans flip from supporting these border tactics to speaking out against them in less then two months is an astounding master class in hypocrisy.
Oh you care about kids on the border now?
More pictures of the Capital riot that Josh fully endorsed. Josh let’s start that committee and find out who knew what, and who participated. Your names at the top of the list.
Yet, no solution from the GQP about it. Border Walls are ineffective in the long run.
Where was Hawley when children were being molested by border guards in Trump’s administration? He speaks up now only for partisan gain. Hawley cares for no one but himself.
Ah yeah what’s your solution tho
So.. You’re saying Trump’s wall failed?
Shut the hell up, traitor
Deflection isn’t working.
Y’all still killed 450K Americans. Rest were perhaps unavoidable.
If you care so much about kids why did you try to take healthcare away from so many of them?
‘seditionists talking shit’…. should be a new tv series that airs on fox entertainment – at least until they are arrested
This wasn’t a problem for you a few months ago– wonder what changed
Thank you Senator Hawley for calling this out. I wish you were one of my Senators.
If you’re from Virginia he already is.
The GOP is so predictable with their rants and raves and never provide a viable solution.
Why is that?
Treasonous Hawley says what?
They should break down those barriers like your Insurrectionist Goon Squad broke down the barriers at the US Capitol on 1/6/2020 after you emboldened them with your fist-salute support. (Then they killed a cop.)
Bet you can’t wait to put that on newsmax, right jughead?
I’m more afraid of you and your insurrectionists. I don’t see a bunch of guns on these immigrants nor them beating cops with Blue lives Matter flag poles. As well as the stars and stripes.
Why are you just now concerned about this?
Hmmm… not one word from you when tRump was holding children in cages. You could me more hypocritical if you tried!
Tell us again how unfair it is that ur book deal got killed. How you’re a victim of the cancel culture. I never get tired of that one!!
Shut up you had no problem with this before
So as a US Senator.. WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT?
And now you people oppose this ?
Yep, immigration has problems. Biden didn’t cause it, though. He just stopped temporarily suppressing it with human rights violations.
How about addressing the real problems instead of getting excited by the suffering of brown people?
Since when have you ever cared about kids at the border?
Like you care.
Why is it that we never see any replies supporting your tweets, only ones denouncing them.
Oh, right. You’re evil.
Well, to be fair, there are always a few.
You mean Trump’s border crisis that Biden has to clean up.
Just a friendly reminder Joshie. All the deflection in the world won’t change the fact that you are a traitor, you spread #TheBigLie, and helped instigate the #CapitolRiots.
He gets a lot of that.
Hey Josh maybe instead of playing a game of cynical gotcha politics, you could offer solutions as to how to take care of these kids.
Deportation doesn’t count.
Do you think we don’t remember what you guys were doing on the border? It’s only been three months
Are you saying Trump didn’t actually build a big, beautiful, impenetrable wall?
You must know by now that this fascism thing really is going to go down hard. Probably should start pretending you believe in democracy again. This really isn’t a good look.
And what’s your plan?
I have the sneaky suspicion that you don’t give a hoot in hell about those kids. That you’re just doing this to score political points and show that you can suck up to Trump as well as #CancunCruz. But I could be wrong. #SeditionCaucus
remember when you led an insurrection against the Us Govt?
Awe, the GQP is deflecting from Biden passing his American rescue plan which had overwhelming bipartisan support from the American people. You’re upset your MO to obstruct Biden’s agenda didn’t work. Your constituents will know how you and rest of the sedition caucus operate.
Please do something constructive instead of playing with your phone all day. Do you have any legitimate ideas about immigration reform? Not ripping kids from their mothers arms but actual human intelligent ideas? Why don’t you try yelling about that?
Every time we ask, “He can’t be that stupid, can he?” he opens his mouth and we end our conversation with, “Yes, he can.”
The comments are beyond perfection
Hawley gives off extreme vibes of a preacher who won’t let teens dance in his town.
“Can’t act, can’t sing, can’t dance. Can grandstand.”
Democrats everywhere thank you! You’re the gift that keeps on giving @HawleyMO
Psychopaths never just go away.
Correct, .@HawleyMO – you’re not going anywhere. After your term is up, your political career is not going anywhere.
Hawley’s career certainly should not go anywhere after he participated in an insurrection.
A lot of people would like to tell him where to go
And what to do when he gets there
Shucks. OK. Guess we’ll just have to let you know how much we don’t give a crap about you and your book deals or Twitter numbers Daily.
I guess hell is no longer considered a destination?
Well, if there’s a hell, HawleyMO, you already have a reservation.
This Ed Sullivan impression is passable.
Not sure why this person is speaking or what relevance he thinks he has.
I have frequently told him where to go, and also what to do when he gets there. But then I’m a constitutent. Perhaps if I were a tech CEO or perhaps an insurrectionist, he might pay attention.
It’s hard to hear Missourians when you live in Virginia.
Wish I believed in hell. Then I could at least suggest
Well, in a way he’s very correct
Sociopaths and narcissists always double down. Always.
That ain’t up to you, son…
You’re damn right, Josh. You are “No where”.
“…if I only had a brain….”
He must have been teased as a kid, right?
May I suggest the ash heap of history?
He’s the son Trump never had
Strong Doug Neidermeyer energy here.
Maybe he should run in VA.
Since he doesn’t live here in Mo.
I’m here for the battle between him and Ted Cruz to see who’s the crazier sociopath honestly.
Republicans don’t resign. They don’t step down. They *double* down. They lie. They defy. They gaslight. They grift. They cheat. They incite. And, by and large, they face zero consequences for any of it. In America, clearly, “If you’re a Republican, they let you do it.”
Considering you don’t live in MO any more, but pretend to represent us, please stay in VA.
#Parents stop raising spoiled brats like these.
Sad little man who’s desperate pleas for a hug go unfulfilled
That’s what it should say on your resume pal….your political career is not going anywhere you seditionist piece of crap @HawleyMO
.@JoeBiden & Dems are jamming through a budget that will be full of left-wing giveaways, risks Medicare funding and gives crumbs to working people. 1:30 PM · Feb 3, 2021
Some of the responses:
OK. Why not propose more layoff benefits, raise the minimum wage, and expand the relief checks? Strange you are silent on real benefits to working people.
Who’s the president?
He thinks we’re going to forget.
You misspelled taking care of people. That’s okay. Simple mistake.
You killed a cop
Maybe more funerals for police would make you happy too?
Every true patriot understands that Josh Hawley has blood on his hands. Each new gripe or complaint his repute helps to taint as he desperately tries to rebrand. An outcome of naked ambition? For Hawley: unbridled sedition.
Do you have any words of respect or condolences or maybe an apology for Officer Sicknicks family?
It’s cute how Republicans like to pretend to care about “working people.” The Republicans controlled the Senate + White House for 4 years, and the only thing you accomplished with all that power was a wasteful tax cut for billionaires
The “left-wing” giveaways you are referring to are $1400 checks for most Americans, expanded UI insurance to September, and money for the covid fight.
A social media response.
“GOP used budget reconciliation to spend $2.7 trillion for tax cuts that largely benefited the wealthy.
Democrats might use reconciliation to spend $1.9 trillion on a relief package for Americans in the middle of a pandemic.
Yes, there’s a difference between the two parties.”
Aren’t working people’s taxes going up this year, to help fund the Trump/GOP tax cut bonanza for the wealthy?
Yep, that was part of the Trump (r) giveaway to the top 1%.
Of course, you believe the “crumbs” are too generous…for non-1%ers, anyway.
You need to work on your resignation letter
All you have to do is copy and paste the following: I, Josh Hawley, resign effective immediately.
same working people whose votes you wanted thrown out?
insurrectionist says what
Can you give an example of the unity you’ve shown lately, please?
Smarmy quisling says what?
That sounds awesome! Will you stop killing cops
Oh, you mean like the budget Trump crammed through with tax cuts for the rich and crumbs for working people back in 2017?
If you’re not working at the DMV next time I go in for a renewal it’s going to be extremely disappointing.
That’s really unfair to the DMV.
You missed the point as usual. Trying to help all people is not left wing. Where did you receive your education in political systems. LOL
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
After months of talking about bridging our political divides, House Democrats are now trying to silence dissenting opinions from Republicans.
This rule change is an outright assault on the rights of the minority and debilitates our ability to fully represent our constituents.
[….] 5:14 PM · Jan 4, 2021
Chutzpah. On so many levels.
The comments are, as always, priceless:
Look at you, one day in and #SlickVick over here with more lies looking to add more $$$ to the $2M pot she’s already made for herself at our expense.
You’re a seditionist, Vicky. A traitor to the nation. You will go down in history as the worst of the worst. Congratulations.
No worries. I try to be nice to the deranged and delusional.
Just wait until you find out what Mitch McConnell has been doing for years.
Oh, she knows.
Ahh we care about the cost of things now
Boo hoo cry about it
You don’t speak for your constituents when you rely on gerrymandering and voter suppression to win your seats.
Considering that the only constituent that Hartzler represents is herself, I can’t say that I’m especially concerned.
Boy, if you’re upset about dissenting opinions being made silent in the House, wait until you hear how many dissenting opinions you’re trying to silence in the absurd and reckless electoral college challenge you’ve signed onto.
You are the one fostering the divide by denying the legal election
I’m listening oh yeah not buying it
Sorry, Vicky, elections have consequences. I heard that somewhere once.
After years of Trump…. uh…. you deserve nothing.
You voted to throw out the results of a Presidential election. And you’re going to do it again on Wednesday.
You are a fucking traitor.
I’m sorry, you’re complaining about the Dems “maintain a grip on power” when you just supported an attempted coup by the loser of the Presidential election with fake charges of election fraud? Yeah, you gave up that right, when you tried to kill off our democracy.
Your boy is trying to overturn an election and openly breaking the law. STFU
You really are the worst kind of self-serving liar. Shame.
STFU, seditionist. Fake ass patriot.
You do nothing in Washington
You sit on B committees
You don’t pass laws
You are enslaved to your corporate donors
You benefit from the laws you vote for; and
You are a seditionist
Ike Skelton once held that seat
He delivered for Missouri
You deliver for #SlickVick
Sounds like a #snowflake statement.
Lol sure, Republicans are famously long suffering protectors of rules and norms. Don’t remember your outrage when your senate colleagues sharted out a supreme during the middle of a presidential election. Save your hysterics.