June 19, 2021

Sen. Roy Blunt says he’s retiring at end of current term

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2022. He will be the fifth GOP senator to announce his intention to retire ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. 

The senator released a video statement noting his long tenure in office and political successes. He focused on his perspective of “getting the job done,” saying:

It’s also helped me understand what it takes to help create an environment of opportunity. I’ve worked for things that can make a better prepared work force and where we live. When you combine that with transportation systems that work, utility bills families can pay, no more government regulations than we have to have, good family-supporting jobs follow.

Blunt becomes the fifth Republican Senator to announce retirement following the current term.

His tenure included serving in the U.S. Senate since 2010, currently ranking fourth in Republican leadership. Blunt also served seven terms in the House.

The statement comes shortly after former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced he was considering a run for Senate in his state.

Blunt’s announcement will likely lead to a competitive Republican primary to replace the senator. Potential candidates in addition to Greitens include state Attorney General Eric Schmitt, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, and Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft.

Three Democrats have also already entered the 2022 Missouri Senate race. They include former State Senator Scott Sifton, Marine veteran Lucas Kunce and activist Tim Shepard.

The announcement will certainly attract national attention from both parties, as the Senate remains a 50-50 tie. The news also adds to a competitive field of candidates in which former President Donald Trump intends to strongly influence toward attempts to regain power in the House and potentially the Senate.

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36 Responses

  1. Blunt may be a loss to the Party, unlike several others that are quitting, perhaps because they can’t handle a Republican Party that is expected to actually fight for conservative interests and values.

    1. That has always been the problem with the Republican Party. They seem to just want to hide while the Democrats are out there yelling how racist white people are which is a bunch of bull. There are some Republicans who try but it’s a very small number but I would rather have the Republicans in charge instead of the Democrat anyday.

  2. You know Blunt I thought was a loss to the party also, but maybe he just could not take the work that it does take to be in government especially now, LIERS, cheaters, fake win
    for Biden. President Trump is the hardest working President I have ever seen. Maybe the people in government can’t take the heat. I’m used to it as my father was like President Trump. Tough as nails. We need people like this in government to preserve the Constitution. My father did things right, and don’t even cross the line. I like this quality in President Trump. It means do it right or your done.

  3. 400 Bad Request

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    nginx/1.17.8 ……….Here big techs response to some of the votes for President Trump.
    The big tech, big money, big shots, BIG JERKS, DONT KNOW A GOOD THING WHEN YOU HAVE IT DO YOU.

  4. Ticket one way to China big tech, big money, big jerks. You need to experience communism or Afghanistan. And open the door for a vet who has lost both arms. Defending your useless life.

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    nginx/1.17.8 Damn you big tech, hate you. But I’m only second in line, the Chinese communists hate you first.

  6. who wants the demoRATS in charge??????????? if they think it’s so with bull they’re trying to feed move to china and stop wrecking the country others long before fought to preserve and live in the smart way

  7. If they had just voted the way the people asked them to, this all would be history now, with the Democraps paying the price for their traitorous actions. But no the RINO’s had to back the Democraps instead of their own party that is why they are finished. They were not up to the task of making America Great Again, these five Senators were losers. A few more like them have to go too, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, Mitt Romney from Utah

  8. 400 Bad Request

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    nginx/1.17.8 The big tech big jerks did this again. You really need a good lesson in
    Chinese communists behavior. Even you Zuckerberg you are married to a Chinese
    lady. Good for you, she fails, so do you.

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    nginx/1.17.8……..Big tech, big money, big jerks. Did this again.

    Chris CUOMO has a scandal now, ha ha. Lemon, how do you like the big racist sitting next to you. Hang in there Lemon CUOMO is a big racist.

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    nginx/1.17.8 Big tech, big money , big jerks.
    Why can’t you get anything right big ignorant tech.

  11. Nothing matters except ending voter fraud. I told Trump that, guess he thought big audiences at Rallies would overcome Biden hiding in a basement. Wrong, fraud is alive and well thanks to SCOTUS and this success put the democommies in hyperdrive with Wicked Witch of the west Pelosi at the HELLm and Belzibub Obama whispering all the commands in Biden’s ear! I watched apocalypse Hitler again and its amazing the similarities of the left with Hitler and their SS goons. Difference, at least half of Jews had a place to go like USA getting out of Germany big time in 1933 when Hitler finally consolidated power. He was in jail 1 year in 1923, and it took just 10 years. We christians and conservatives have nowhere. Just our guns and bible. Talk is cheap. Action now. Cross the Delaware.

  12. Oh , big tech mig jerks, you took your back out form down. Did you finally believe me about communism? Good. There it is again. At least I didn’t put the copy of your form 400 bad request in here. One up for me. Do you plan to censor this site also, or is it just everything else. You still lose points with your blackout square. Cut it out.

  13. And then you lock it so I can’t delete it. How brilliant of you, big tech,big, money,big jerks.

  14. Big tech wasn’t here when Kennedy was President, He said “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country “ I heard that and knew he was right. What’s your problem big tech, big money, big jerks. Can’t you be nice to anyone or is it just the Republicans in general. What have you BIG TECH, BIG MONEY, BIG JERKS DONE FOR YOUR COUNTRY. OR IS YOUR COUNTRY NOW CHINA. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? Do you even know?

  15. YEA! ANOTHER GREAT Job Opportunity! … THESE ARE FANTASTIC JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE “SILENT MAJORITY” …. Look ROY BLUNT? He Was A RINO 100%. .. We Should Be Kicking Up Our Heels He Is Going! … IF “YOU” LIVE IN MO. … This is Prob. The BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO “YOU”! … LOOK You need ZERO JOB EXPERIENCE! (AOC is a Bartender.) … If You LOVE GOD And Are A CONSTITUTIONAL LOVING CONSERVATIVE! … This JOB Is Calling “YOUR NAME” … WE NEED THESE SEATS FILLED BY WONDERFUL FIGHTER’S LIKE YOU! … This Is EXACTLY What The “SILENT MAJORITY” does! We Fill These CHERRY PICKING SEATS! And VOTE CONSERVATIVE! … PLEASE Call Your Republican Office TODAY! … RUN FOR THIS SENATE SEAT BABY! …Talk About FANTASTIC PAY! .. And Eye-Popping Benefits! … COME On MO. And AMERICA NEEDS “YOU”! APPLY TODAY!

  16. Question reads: “Do you trust Kamala Harris?”
    My answer is simple, and I believe more than 50% of Americans believe the same as I do … Do you trust Camel-Head Harris? …… HELL NO !

  17. Let me be blunt if he can’t take the fight he should get out and so should any republicans that want suck up to communist dems they don’t have to be rinos just weak or old republicans grand old party should be GOP again take back America

  18. The attitude is, “It’s all about me.” I’ve already filled up my bank account.
    All this time, you thought it was about you. lol

  19. We need fighters to face the Lunatic Libtards. If he could not take the heat he did not belong in the kitchen. The real president Trump will promote someone much stronger for that key role

  20. RATS DESERTING THE SHIP OF FOOLS, AS THEY WANT TO RETAIN THEIR BENEFITS, THEY HAVE FALSELY EARNED AS REPRESENTATIVE POLITICIANS WHO HAVE FLEECED THEIR CITIZENS AND HAD NO INTENTIONS OF SUPPORTING THEM JUST GETTING AS MUCH LAGNAIPPE AS THEY COULD FILL THEIR POCKETS WITH WHILE PRETENDING TO SPEAK FOR THE PEOPLE.

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