Turncoat Sen. Roy Blunt Disinvited From Missouri GOP Dinner Over Vote Against Trump Border Emergency
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) was one of 12 Republicans who voted against Republican President Donald Trump’s border emergency declaration.
Blunt joined 11 other Republicans to turn their back on the president and on Republican voters.
President Trump defeated Crooked Hillary by 18 points in Missouri — 56.7% to 38.1%
Missouri is a staunch Trump supporting state.
But Senator Blunt does not seem to care.
This week the Christian County GOP disinvited Senator Blunt from their gathering next month over his vote against the GOP President.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has been disinvited from a local GOP gathering in Christian County, Missouri, next month amid a backlash over his vote to block President Donald Trump’s use of emergency powers to build a border wall.
The senior GOP senator from Missouri was one of 12 Republicans who joined Democrats in voting against Trump’s national emergency declaration, a move that has sparked anger within the president’s base. As a Republican sharing the ballot with Trump in 2016, Blunt squeaked out a narrow 3-point win on Trump’s coattails.
His vote on Thursday angered ardent Trump supporters across Missouri, who saw it as a betrayal.
“I am so disappointed in you now that I can hardly speak,” wrote Wanda Martens, a member of the Christian County Republican Central Committee, in an email to Blunt’s office. “Why could you not support my president in the emergency declaration? President Trump tried every available means to work the Senate to resolve the border issue and build the much needed wall. He is well within his presidential powers to do this.”