It was something to watch Republican Roy Blunt, the senior U.S. Senator from Missouri, and contrast him with the junior one, Josh Hawley. Blunt, who’s been an elected official for 40 years, is much better at wearing sheep’s clothing than Hawley, who helped incite a riot of domestic terrorists on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.
Blunt, as chair of the bipartisan Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, which started planning for this day a year ago – unlike Hawley – stood before America and said all the right words.
Words of unity, bipartisanship, pontificating on the first three words of the Constitution, “We, the people” – noting such words weren’t in the Articles of Confederation, nor in the Magna Carta.
Blunt then noted the next words were “in order to form a more perfect union,” not a “perfect union,” but to always strive for a more perfect one. Nice words from a not so nice man. Want to know who Blunt is? Take a peek here.
The most odious memory of Blunt – a rabid sycophant to the National Rifle Association, and whose son sits on the board – is from 2016, when he defeated Jason Kander, a decorated veteran who for one ad showing his support for the 2nd Amendment, disassembled and reassembled an AR-15 – while blindfolded.
But this was 2016, when the NRA stepped up with millions more in “donations” than it had before or since, some of whom believe at least some of those millions came from Russia (remember Maria Butina…) Blunt was the beneficiary of at least $3.5 million from the NRA in that cycle.
Blunt “won” the with less than 50 percent of the vote, 49.2 percent. And then, predictably, when mass shootings occurred as they always do and always will in America, Blunt diminished all Americans killed by guns and their loved ones with his tired and trite sycophancy to the NRA, mumbling something akin to “guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Or some such vile, disgusting nonsense.