you may think the midterms will be good for republican politicians but one group that doesn't agree with you is republican politicians https://t.co/j6z3QamOtQ
— Peloton InfoSec Analyst (Incident Response) (@CalmSporting) March 8, 2021
Poltico, “Sen. Roy Blunt won’t run for reelection in latest blow to GOP”:
Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri announced on Monday that he will not run for reelection in 2022, a surprise decision from the No. 4 GOP leader that comes amid a slew of retirements from top Senate Republicans.
Blunt, who was first elected to the Senate in 2010 and previously served for 14 years in the House, is the fifth Republican this cycle to announce his retirement. His decision is certain to set off a messy GOP primary in a state where former President Donald Trump remains popular.
Blunt, 71, has been a mainstay in Washington politics and the Republican establishment for more than two decades. First elected to the House in the 1996 GOP wave, Blunt served as House Republican whip before jumping to the Senate.
In announcing his retirement, Blunt joins GOP Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Richard Burr of North Carolina, all of whom opted against seeking reelection in 2022. Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin have yet to reveal their plans.
Blunt voted to acquit Trump in the former president’s most recent impeachment trial in the Senate but occasionally broke with the former president throughout his term. Blunt’s decision, combined with the other four senators not seeking reelection, could suggest a level of discomfort with the direction of the party, especially with Trump looming over the GOP’s future. But his retirement gives Trump’s wing of the party an opportunity to gain significant ground in the Senate…
Reactions I’m seeing on Twitter, so far, run heavily towards Good riddance RINO time to bring in another AMERICA FIRST stalwart!!!1!. (Claire McCaskill has announced she will not run again.)
Me, I’m rooting for injuries, since the only thing those demented xenophobes love more than bashing ‘those people’ is accusing each other of insufficient zealotry. What say you, Missourians?