Tag Archives: Roy Blunt

GOP Senator Refuses To Call Biden President-Elect But Called Trump President-Elect Day After 2016 Election

Politico reports: Sen. Roy Blunt repeatedly declined to refer to Joe Biden as the “president-elect” on Sunday, despite acknowledgments from some fellow Senate Republicans colleagues who have recognized the former vice president’s electoral win. “Well, we’re certainly moving forward as if that what is going to happen on January the 20th,” the Missouri Republican said when asked by CNN’s Dana …

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GOP Senator Blocks Removal Of Confederate Statues

The Springfield News-Leader reports: Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt moved this week to slow a push to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol. At issue was a bill from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that would give the boot to 11 statues sent by states to represent them in Statuary Hall, including one of …

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Journalists File Complaint Over Senate Trial Access

The Washington Post reports: The organization representing daily reporters on Capitol Hill is protesting restrictions expected to be imposed on the news media during the Senate impeachment trial, saying the security crackdown will severely limit access to lawmakers and stifle coverage of the proceedings. “Capitol Hill is one of the most accessible places in Washington, but the proposed restrictions exceed …

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Press Access To Be Limited During Impeachment Trial

Roll Call reports: The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and Capitol Police are launching an unprecedented crackdown on the Capitol press corps for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, following a standoff between the Capitol’s chief security officials, Senate Rules Chairman Roy Blunt [photo] and the standing committees of correspondents. Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund and Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger will …

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GOP Senator: Pelosi Has No Right To Hold Articles

The Hill reports: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Sunday he does not think Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has the power to hold the articles of impeachment the House passed last week from the Senate. “Frankly, I don’t think the speaker has the right to do this,” Blunt said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” in response to Pelosi’s decision not …

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GOP Senator: Trump Was Joking About Chinese Help

Politico reports: Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Sunday expressed skepticism President Trump was “serious” when he called for the Chinese government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. “I doubt the China comment was serious …the president loves to go out on the White House driveway, he loves to bait the press to see what …

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Dem US Senate Candidate Assembles Gun Blindfolded In Reaction To NRA Attacks On Gun Control [VIDEO]

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander is up today with a new commercial in which he assembles an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle blindfolded — then taunts, “I’d like to see Sen. Blunt do this.” The mano-a-mano ad is a response to attacks on Kander, a Democrat, by the National Rifle Association, which has endorsed incumbent Sen. …

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TEXAS: Gold’s Gym Owner Robert Rowling Donates Millions To Anti-Gay Group

Gold’s Gym CEO Robert Rowling is one of the four billionaires providing 97% of the funding to Karl Rove’s “grassroots” political action group, American Crossroads, which in turn is funding the campaigns of anti-gay candidates like Roy Blunt and Sharron Angle. Change.org reports: Rowling, head of TRT Holdings, which is the owner of Gold’s Gym, is spending quite a bit …

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Maddow On Values Voters Summit

Rachel gets into the “all porn is gay” fuckwit and a racism-tinged story told by Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO).

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